Physical Fitness Requirements and Standards
Based upon the needs of the Army and the individual Branches, Soldiers may request a waiver to take the Alternate Event APFT for entrance in to Warrant Officer Candidate School. However, Soldiers must be fully deployable, able to meet all physical requirements IAW AR 40-501, be able to take and pass an approved APFT IAW FM-21-20, and meet height/weight standards IAW AR 600-9. In addition, Soldiers must be able to complete all aspects of training to include all road marches in the prescribed gear and uniform.
If your are applying for an APFT waiver you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be fully deployable.
- Must not have any field duty restrictions (i.e., no helmet, no carrying weapon).
- If taking an alternate PT event, it must be the 2.5 mile walk, the bike or swim event will not be approved.
- Your profile must not prohibit running at own pace and distance.
- Your profile must not prevent your from lifting less than 50 pounds.
- Your profile must not prohibit you from doing a 6.2 road march.
This Waiver to AR 350-1 does not take priority over any branch specific physical fitness prerequisite
requirement that may exist or be established for accessions into that branch.
Requests for waiver will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be approved based upon the needs of the Army and the specific branch. A request for waiver will be submitted with the warrant officer application along with a copy of the physical profile.
The letter of recommendation by the first O-5 in the chain of command should support the request and state that the applicant is both physically capable of completing training and fully deployable.
Applicants will need to include the Memorandum for Alternate APFT Waiver and a copy of their Profile with their application packet.
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