Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) FM 21-20 / TC 3-22.20 Training Info

14-11 Temporary Profiles

Temporary Profiles
A soldier with a temporary profile must take the regular three-event APFT after the profile has expired. (Soldiers with temporary profiles of more than three months may take an alternate test as determined by the commander with input from health-care personnel.) Once the profile is lifted, the soldier must be given twice the time of the profile (but not more than 90 days) to train for the APFT. For example, if the profile period was 7 days, the soldier has 14 days to train for the APFT after the profile period ends. If a normally scheduled APFT occurs during the profile period, the soldier should be given a mandatory make-up date.


7 Comments for this entry

  • LYC Fred Nichols (Retired)

    My son is in the reserves. He has a temporary profile for his shoulders, yet even after presenting the profile, he was forced to take the APFT this last weekend. He failed, and was formally counseled for his failure, and told that it would be entered in his record. Additionally, he was told that he would have to take the test again in November, and if he failed again he would be again be counseled, and probably result in his receiving an Honorable Discharge. He was the distinguished grad from AIT in May, so does not want this on his record. Is this correct policy? Shouldn’t he have been excused from the test until off profile, and then been given adequate time to prepare for the test? Apparently none of the guidance provided in this FM were followed.

    • F HECK

      Let your son know that he is alloted twice the time of his profile from the day it started to the day it ended. his chain of command is not allowed to give a record pt test until his recovery time has ended or he requests to take a recorded test. he may recieve a diagnostic pt test and if failed will recieve a counciling stateing he fail, but that does not go against him. that is for his info and to know what he needs improvement on. plainly it is illegal to give him a record pt test if he hasnt past his recovery time. tell him to speak to inspector general and file a lawful complaint. regulation; FM 21-20 chapter 14-11. that should fix the issue!

    • Terry

      First of all to force a soldier with a profile is an unlawful order by the person who made this happen. He is in violation of not only regulation but of law. If that soldier reinjured himself while being made to perform a duty he was restricted from on a lawful profile, the person in charge of him is liable for those injuries. Any NCO in the military knows this.

  • A Harley

    Run it up the chain otherwise contact the inspector general.

  • R S

    I came off a temp profile on 8/4 and was placed on a permanent profile on 8/4. I was placed on the AFPT list to be tested on 8/15. I failed the walk. Under my temp profile, I was unable to walk during the time frame. I was told my test was a record test. I told my commander about my temp profile and ask about a recovery period. I was told because I did not let the tester know I wanted the test desiginated as being a diagnostic, it was marked as a record. This is the first time I to the test in 1.5 years due to my injury. Where do I stand on this? Should I contact the IG, considering my commander commented about starting separation paperwork?

  • francisco ramos

    I have a soldier with a temporary profile of not running (2mile) but complete way and time. This demands 100 points in the event. Punctuation which apply 60 or 100.

  • Cindy McClay

    I am in the Reserves and have a TEMP profile for 3 months regarding my shoulders. My profile expires after drill weekend and can only do situps and walk. I have been briefed that there are new changes and according to the regulation, I still have to take an APFT with situps and walk only. Is this correct? Also, I heard they did away with recovery time. When did this take effect? Thank you.

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