Army Cut off scores
Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
The APFT was never my personal favorite when I
served in the Army, but this one never seems to go
out of style or get replaced (except to the extent
the ACFT sticks and the transition is fully
completed with the impact to promotion points
clearly understood and implemented).

I personally struggled to max out my APFT points,
but knowing that it's a fixture of promotion point
system, it's here to stay for now.





The APFT affords soldiers the opportunity to earn
up to 180-points for SGT E-5 and 145-points for
SSG E-6. These points represent about 18% and
23% of the total 800 available respectively.  That's
a big flipping deal!

Typically, the APFT requires you to successfully
pass three (3) standard events, including the
push-up, sit-up, and 2-mile run. You must achieve
a minimum score of 60 on each event to pass. For
some perspective, here's some example APFT
point achievement levels compared to the
combined scores in the three events:

For SGT E-5 Points
APFT Score = 300 | Promotion Points = 180 (max
points available)
APFT Score = 250 | Promotion Points = 120
APFT Score = 225 | Promotion Points = 85
APFT Score = 200 | Promotion Points = 80
APFT Score = 180 | Promotion Points = 40 (bare
bones minimum)

For SSG E-6 Points
APFT Score = 300 | Promotion Points = 145 (max
points available)
APFT Score = 250 | Promotion Points = 70
APFT Score = 225 | Promotion Points = 36
APFT Score = 200 | Promotion Points = 23
APFT Score = 180 | Promotion Points = 15 (bare
bones minimum)

You can see the large gap between the minimum
and maximum promotion points. Your preparation
and focus on Army APFT success will make a
significant difference in getting promoted from E-4
to E-5 and E-5 to E-6. Don't miss out on these
promotion points that are right in front of your
eyes. Short term pain for a maximum return on
effort. Seize the opportunity!
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MILITARY TRAINING POINTS
Weapons Qualification

Range qualifying with your assigned weapon is not
only required for every soldier but an important
contributor to amassing your promotion point haul.

Qualifying with your weapon contributes up to 160-
points, or 20% of all points available.

Don’t let these points pass you by, with a bit of
focus, rest, and steady hands you can grab most of
these and deposit them in your promotion point
bank account!

With the most common M16A2/M4 assigned rifle,
here is the min to max of what you can expect to
add to your promotion point tally:

For SGT E-5 Points
Targets Hit = 40 | Promotion Points = 160 (max
points available)
Targets Hit = 35 | Promotion Points = 123
Targets Hit = 30 | Promotion Points = 85
Targets Hit = 23 | Promotion Points = 33 (bare
bones minimum)

For SSG E-6 Points
Targets Hit = 40 | Promotion Points = 110 (max
points available)
Targets Hit = 35 | Promotion Points = 91
Targets Hit = 30 | Promotion Points = 56
Targets Hit = 23 | Promotion Points = 28 (bare
bones minimum)

You can find all variants of assigned weapons and
their respective promotion point values by
downloading the
FREE Ultimate Promotion Points
Blueprint
.