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. At least it's predictable, if nothing
else.

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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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.