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

14-12 Permanent Profiles

Permanent Profiles
A permanently profiled soldier is given a physical training program by the profiling officer using the positive profile form DA 3349 (see Appendix B). The profiling officer gives the unit’s commander a list of physical activities that are suitable for the profiled soldier. He also indicates the events and/or alternate aerobic event that the soldier will do on the APFT. This recommendation, made after consultation with the profiled soldier, should address the soldier’s abilities and preference and the equipment available. (See DA Form 3349, Physical Profile, referenced in AR 40-501.)

The profiled soldier must perform all the regular APFT events his medical profile permits. Each soldier must earn at least 60 points on the regular events to receive a “go.” He must also complete the alternate event in a time equal to or less than the one listed for his age group. For example, a soldier whose profile forbids only running will do the push-up and sit-up events and an alternate aerobic event. He must get at least a minimum passing score on each event to earn a “go” for the test. A soldier whose profile prevents two or more APFT events must complete the 2-mile run or an alternate aerobic event to earn a “go” on the test. Soldiers who cannot do any of the aerobic events due to a profile cannot be tested. Such information will be recorded in their official military record.

The standards for alternate events are listed in Figure 14-9. Scoring for all alternate events is on a go/no go basis. Soldiers who do push-up and sit-up events but who take an alternate aerobic event are not awarded promotion points for APFT performance.


7 Comments for this entry

  • Lance Smith

    what is the AR regarding scoring for permanent profiles for the APFT?

  • SFC Doxstader

    You simply receive a “go” for the event and the grader writes “pass” on the bottom of the DA 705. There are points given for the alternate event.

  • SGT Grimes

    If you are going for promotion points: EX: Profile no running, and no sit ups. There is no alternate for sit ups, walking for run.

    PU 90 pts
    SU 60 pts (automatic because of profile)
    Walk 75 pts
    add the points from PU & SU(90+60=150)
    divide the total by 2 (150/2 = 75)
    so your PT score would be 225

  • SFC Truely

    Yes correct! Averaging of the scores only applies to E1-E6 IAW AR 600-8-19 CH 3 Semi Centralized promotions, because of promotion points. When competing for E7 or higher you just get the total of the two events that you can do and a pass for the last event. So if you max PU 100 and SU 100 and Pass the Walk, then your score is 200 points on the PT Test.

  • SSG Stenman

    My unit doesn’t give any points for alternate events. So while I do over 80% on both my sit-ups and push-ups my score will still be less than 180.I thought we are supposed to get an automatic 60 pts if the alt event is a go?

  • Katira

    Question so how would I be graded if I have a permanent profile son PU
    but I can still do SU and 2 mile run?

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