For Excellence in Physical Fitness
HISTORY: 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.
PURPOSE: To promote physical fitness by recognizing members of the Association who achieve a maximum score on the APFT.
PERSONS ELIGIBLE: 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 must be within the past 12 months.
CRITERIA: Score 300 points on any record APFT in accordance with Army Regulations.
COST: To be borne by the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association.
RECOMMENDING PROCEDURES: 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 email@example.com or mailed to the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, ATTN: VP for Awards, PO Box 10026, Fort Jackson, SC 29207-0026.
APPROVAL PROCESS: The Chapter President, School Commandants or Directors 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 Chapter or School. Requests for those without a Chapter will be verified by the Vice President for Awards, and certificates and medals will be forwarded to the requester.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS: Award recipients will be published in “1775″.
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS: Presentation of the medal and certificate will be made with an appropriate air of formality and at fitting ceremonies such as unit formations or at Regimental Association functions.
RECORDING OF AWARDS: All awards will be recorded by entering the recipient’s name, rank and unit in a database maintained by the Vice President for Awards. The data will be reviewed for accuracy when entered.
REVOCATION OF AWARDS: In the unlikely event that information becomes available that a duplicate award, fraudulent award, or dishonorable conduct is substantiated, the Chapter President or the AGCRA Awards Board can revoke this award. Chapter Presidents must notify the Awards Board if this occurs.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 19 June 2015.