In this post, I am going to explain about DA Form 705. This is an important form that will be used by Company Commanders in part of the evaluation of soldiers.
DA Form 705 is the official APFT Score Card. This form is used to record the results of each soldier’s APFT. The APFT Score Card has the following information on it:
- Name: The soldiers enter their first, last and middle names.
- Gender: Enter male or female.
- Unit: The soldier’s unit is recorded here.
- Date: This is the date of the test.
- Grade: The soldier’s pay-grade is entered here.
- Age: Soldier enters their age at the time of the test.
- Height: Height is entered in inches here.
- Weight: Weight is entered in pounds here.
- Body Fat Comp: If the soldier exceeds the weight standards, they have to get a tape test. This information is recorded on the DA Form 705 on this line.
- PU: In this section(push-ups), the grader records the number or reps and then calculates the score and enters the score.
- SU: (sit-ups) As with the push-up event, the grader records the number of repetitions performed and calculates the score.
- 2 Mile Run: The grader records the time it takes to finish the two mile run and writes it here.
- Alternate Event: If the soldier has a profile and takes an alternate event such as the 2.5 mile walk, that event is recorded here.
- Total Points: The grader calculates the points from each activity and totals the score.
- NCOIC/OIC Signature: After inputting all the information onto the APFT Score Card, the OIC/NCOIC signs it to validate the card.
- Comments: This would be where they record Pass or Fail or any other comments they might have.
One APFT Scorecard can track the results of four different APFTs. Please note that DA Form 705 does not change much.
Every soldier should keep a copy of their score card in their own personnel file or “I Love Me” book. That way if the unit every misplaces the DA Form 705, they will have an extra copy for their own records.
Do you have any added information about the DA Form 705 that I may have neglected to mention? Any questions? You can post them in the comments area. Thank you.
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In the comment section of the apft score card do you write that they failed, even if they passed the apft but failed ht/wt and tape? I remember reading somewhere you do and now I need to back my side up with truth. Could you point me in the direction to go?
Yes you do, but you should note that the failure is a Ht/Wt issue.
When you say that one APFT Scorecard can track the results of four different APFTs. Does this mean a record is kept for one soldier for 4 consecutive tests over a period of time, or four different soldiers can be tested for the 2 mile run, sit-ups and push-ups and have results and data recorded on one card?
It is one person’s card, with four different tests recorded on it. That way, you can see consecutive tests and the results, to look for trends. Also, some school or position applications ask for the last three PT scores. This makes it easy for them to find.
I definitely agree that soldiers should keep copies of their own records, which includes a record of their APFT performance. From a practical side, it is always good to have a backup of important documents. Additionally, keeping a copy of the APFT could provide direction and incentive for a soldier as he/she prepares for futures tests.
It comes down to managing your own military career effectively. Everyone should have an “I Love Me Book” and they should keep it updated whenever they get a new document or something changes.
In October 2012 the Army removed the old Training Circular and replaced with a new manual on Physical Readiness. FM 7-22 Please review this information. Most of it remains the same but always good to double check when a new manual is posted.
Good to know Mark. I’ll have to check out FM 7-22 myself and see what it is all about.
Thanks for the comment.
Thanks for all the information about the APFT Scorecard. The APFT sounds really tough and challenging. I doubt that I could pass the test myself. I would have to train for many hours (or months) before I could do that.
You would be surprised at how you might do! I know people who are very out of shape who still pass the PT test. But, if you don’t think you could pass, it might be fun to train and see how you could do!