Posted on Jun 26, 2014
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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?
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MSG Usarec Liason At Nrpc/Nara
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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.
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CW3 Network Architect
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Why would a senior rater reject a deferral on a retiring soldier?
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1SG Brigade S4 Logistics Ncoic
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where is the regulation that states a Retiree can defer the apft?
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LTC Paul Labrador
LTC Paul Labrador
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1SG (Join to see) - Once you take your retirement physical, you are exempt from the APFT.
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SPC(P) Information Technology Specialist
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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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SPC John Lebiecki
SPC John Lebiecki
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I couldnt agree more. My personal opinion, whats the point? Go out and max it so you can have something else added to your DD-214? Most civilians are going to care about that stuff anyways.
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SSG Sidney Galloway
SSG Sidney Galloway
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1 pushup. 1 situps. Stroll the route. Or whatever ball-swinging, bar-hanging things y'all do these days.
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Just tell the Soldier to go out there and max out the APFT, it will be his/her last APFT memory from the Army
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CPT Jacob Swartout
CPT Jacob Swartout
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Knock it out of the ball park and do your best
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CW3(P) Detrottus Thomas
CW3(P) Detrottus Thomas
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I don't think its necessary but if that's his unit's policy (across the board) then I agree with everyone else, knock it out and carry on.
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CPT Jacob Swartout
CPT Jacob Swartout
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I want to do my best when it comes down the my final APFT. It would bother me if I didn't give 100% effort knowing I could do better.
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