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Army Physical Fitness Badge

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Physical Fitness Uniforms, with the badge sewn on the wearer's upper left

The United States Army Physical Fitness Badge is awarded to soldiers who obtain a score of 270 or higher, with a score of 90 or above in each event, on the 300-point scale of the Army Physical Fitness Test.[1] The Physical Fitness Badge is intended to recognize those who have excelled in physical fitness, which is considered an important aspect for military service.

The badge was first authorized by the Secretary of the Army on June 25, 1986 and first issued on October 1, 1986. The Physical Fitness Badge is worn only on the Army's physical training uniform, and is not worn on any other uniform of the U.S. Army.[2] When worn, it is sewn on the upper left front side of the physical fitness uniform shirt, the improved physical fitness uniform shirt, and the physical fitness uniform sweatshirt. On the improved physical fitness running jacket, the insignia is sewn centered 1⁄2 inch above the word “Army.”[3][4]

The only documentation required to award the Physical Fitness Badge is the record scorecard[5] indicating the soldier has met the standard for the badge. If the soldier fails to meet the standard at a later date, the badge is no longer authorized for wear on the uniform.[6]


  1. AR 600–8–22 Army Awards, para. 8-51
  2. AR 600-8-22, Army Awards, para. 8-51
  3. Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of the Military Uniform, paragraph 14-5
  4. See Army Regulation 600–8–22 for criteria for wear of the physical fitness badge.
  5. Department of the Army Form 705, Army Physical Fitness Test Scorecard
  6. Army Regulation 600-8-22, Army Awards, para. 8-51

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