So this was just disseminated tonight from our new 1SG (although it has the commander's signature). It is the new company APFT SOP. My concerns lie in items 2, 3 and 5. So lets start with item 2. I took and passed a record APFT this past August. I have never been good with PT. Usually passing with slightly over the minimums. I can run and do whatever else, but it beats me up mentally. I have failed in the past and its because my mind got the best of me. My unit says that a record APFT must be taken once a FISCAL year (October - September). Therefore, my APFT from late August is no longer valid. According to item 2, it is. I know the PT requirement for the National Guard is once a year, is there something in the regs that states that its once a fiscal year? Any mention of the fiscal year in there at all? I'm not even sure where to find that information or I would have looked myself. Item 3 applies to me specifically. I work as a production associate in a factory. At the end of September, I was involved in a minor accident at the plant and am still in the system for Worksmens Compensation. I was off for a period and now am still being seen by the Workers Comp doctor. I am still on light duty at work and am still being kept from running and heavy physical activity by my doctor. The 45 day mark as implemented by my company is coming up soon for me. Can the company implement a deadline like this? I have never seen anything like that, even when I was on active duty. Item 5 applies to a good friend of mine. My friend, who we will call Jeff, hasn't passed an APFT in over a year. He can do the push ups and sit ups, but is a terrible runner. Otherwise, he is an invaluable asset to the company for his knowledge of communications systems and equipment. He has taught other companies from our battalion and received high praise for his instruction and professionalism. Another soldier, who we will call Kelly, had failed record APFTs for 4 years before being demoted to PFC over the summer. There has been talk of Jeff being demoted within the next month or two. Does Jeff have a potential IG case? I understand that any information or suggestions here should be taken at face value. I'd just like some direction as to where I could go if a situation should arise. I have a pdf copy of AR 600-8-2 and can email it if anybody needs it.