I know a Soldier that is leaving/ETSng the Army very soon. The Soldier was told to take a PT Test for him to get his ETS Award. I've never heard such thing about taking a PT test for a ETS Award ever since, Only for PCSng or any Recognition if He/She is due for a semi-annual PT Test. Why can't they just give the award and Honor the Soldier for his Meritorious Service in the Military? He is ETSng, why can't they just have the Soldier Leave the Service with ease?
Posted 7 y ago
That seems strange. I did know a guy who was retiring and told to take a pt test to get his award however it was because he was due for one and needed one to put on the Close out NCOER. But for the sheer purpose of an award and they are getting out I think I woulda called BS on it but then again I don't really care about awards.
Personally, I am in a similar situation. I ETS in 2 months and they scheduled me for a PT test on the 21st. I start clearing a week and a half after that so I really don't see the point. I am not receiving an ETS award due to a strange circumstance that could only make sense in Korea (I had to put an FSTE in because I wouldn't receive orders because my DEROS was too close to my ETS date; so they gave me a PCS award on my DEROS date; now I won't get an ETS award apparently). Not only are they having ME do a PT test, they are having three other soldiers that will be chaptered out on November 3rd do one as well. The entire thing just seems unnecessary to me. I am not really affected whether or not I do the PT test; however, my first question when I saw my name, as well as the other soldiers, on the Memorandum was "Can we put this on a resume..?" haha.
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