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PRT/APFT Fact Sheet PRT: Unless exempted by a medical profile, all Soldiers are required toparticipate in individual or unit PRT at least three times per week. Commanders mayalso excuse Soldiers who have performed exhaustive duties with little or no rest
TEMPORARY PROFILES:Reconditioning Program. The reconditioning program is a program designed forindividuals on profile or in the prescribed recovery period after a profile to regain thephysical fitness level required to reenter unit PRT. Soldiers coming off of profile willremain in the reconditioning program until they have met the Level I and Level IIrequirements (see FM 7-22), which indicate their readiness to return to group PRT
* Soldiers on convalescent leave may be exempted from reconditioning at the discretion of the profiling medical officer
Recovery Period. Soldiers coming off a profile must be given a recovery period of twicethe length of their profile before being required to take an APFT. For example, if theprofile was for seven days, the recovery period will be 14 days, beginning after yourprofile expires. However, the recovery period may not exceed 90 days, regardless of thelength of profile
APFT. A Soldier cannot waive his profile in order to take the APFT. The Soldier’slimitations will be given in their DD Form 686 or DA Form 3349. Those limitations mustbe strictly adhered to. If the Soldier feels he or she is ready to move beyond thoselimitations, he or she must seek a new profile from the profile writer reflecting the newlimitations. A Soldier whose recovery period expires is not required to take the APFT ifthey are not due for their bi-annual APFT test. If the Soldier fails the APFT, they mayre-test as soon as the Soldier and the commander feels the Soldier is ready
* If the normally scheduled APFT occurs within the profile or recovery period, the Soldier should be given a mandatory make-up date
Extended Temporary Profiles. If the temporary profile exceeds three months, theSoldier may be eligible to take the alternate APFT test (see below). If the temporaryprofile exceeds 6 months, the Soldier will be directed to a specialist who can extend theprofile to 12 months, change the temporary profile to a permanent profile, or refer theSoldier to an MEB if they determine they do not meet medical retention standards
Temporary profiles cannot exceed 12 months
October 2013 PERMANENT PROFILES:Reconditioning Program. Soldiers on permanent profiles may be released from thereconditioning program once they are able to demonstrate proficiency in all non-profiledactivities, regardless of whether they meet all Level I and Level II exit criteria (see FM 7-22). However, if the profile is so restrictive that the Soldier cannot participate in severalunit PRT activities, the commander may direct the Soldier to remain in thereconditioning program
Unit PRT. Soldiers on permanent profile who have been released from thereconditioning program will participate in unit PRT to the extent their profile permits
Alternate APFT. Soldiers with permanent profiles, or temporary profiles exceeding 3months, whose profile prohibits them from running two miles may take the alternateAPFT. Soldiers must be given 3 months to prepare for the alternate APFT from eitherthe date of the profile or the date recommended by their health care professional. Inorder to pass the alternate APFT, the Soldier must obtain a score of 60 or above in thepush-up and sit-up events, and a “GO” in one of the three alternate aerobic activities: 1)the 2.5-mile walk; 2) the 800-yard swim; or 3) the 6.2-mile bike ride
* If the Soldier is unable to perform at least one alternate APFT event, the Soldier will be referred to a MEB
MEB. The profiling officer of a permanent profile will assess whether the Soldier meetsthe medical retention standards. If the profiling officer determines that they do not, theymust be referred to an MEB
Contesting an overly stringent profile. If the commander disagrees with thestringency of the profile’s restrictions, the commander may: * Request reconsideration of the profile (see AR 40-501); or * Refer the Soldier to the MTF for a fitness for duty medical examination (see AR 600-20)
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Extended Temporary Profiles. If the temporary profile exceeds three months, the Soldier may be eligible to take the alternate APFT test (see below). If the temporary profile exceeds 6 months, …
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