To promote physical fitness by recognizing members of the Association who achieve a maximum score on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Note – In October 2020, the APFT will change to the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) and the maximum score will change (see Criteria below).
Any person who is a member of the Association at the time the APFT is taken and has not previously received this award or is a student attending a Basic or Advanced Officer, Warrant Officer, or Noncommissioned Officer Course. APFT (or ACFT when implemented) must be taken within the past 12 months.
Score 300 points on any record APFT in accordance with Army Regulations. Note – the ACFT maximum score effective October 2020 will be 600 points.
This award is for superior achievement in physical fitness. President Theodore Roosevelt established the first Army Physical Fitness Test in the War Department, General Order #240, dated December 4, 1907, when he advocated that it is just as much the duty of those who serve their country to adopt such measures and pursue such habits as will maintain a physical condition fit for service to their country, as it is to cultivate their minds and in fitting themselves for the intellectual duties of their profession. A replica of the original medal honors President Roosevelt’s name.
To be borne by the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association.
Normally Army School Commandants and School Directors, or AGCRA Chapter Presidents will verify the awardee’s eligibility for this award. However, any person having firsthand knowledge of an individual’s achievement can recommend that individual for this award. A signed copy of the individual’s APFT score card will accompany the recommendation. This recommendation will be forwarded by email (preferred method) to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, ATTN: VP for Awards, PO Box 10026, Fort Jackson, SC 29207-0026.
Army School Commandants and School Directors, or AGCRA Chapter Presidents will verify the awardee’s eligibility and forward, in memorandum format showing name and rank, a request for certificate and medal. Upon signature by the Association President, the certificate and medal will be forwarded to the requesting School or Chapter. Requests for those award nominees without an AGCRA Chapter will be verified by the Association Vice President for Awards, and certificates and medals will be forwarded to the requester.
Award recipients will be published in “1775″ and on the official AGCRA website.
Presentation of the medal and certificate will be made with an appropriate air of formality and at fitting ceremonies such as Army School or unit formations, or at AGCRA functions.
All awards will be recorded by entering the recipient’s name, rank and unit in a database maintained by the AGCRA VP for Awards. This database will be reviewed as part of the approval process.
In the unlikely event that information becomes known that a fraudulent award has been made, or dishonorable conduct is substantiated, the National Executive Council can revoke this award, annotate the database, and notify the individual of the action.