The DA 705, also known as the “The Army Physical Fitness Test Scorecard”, is a US Army form for the scoring and evaluation of physical fitness. The form is used to determine whether or not soldier’s fitness is at an adequate level to pass the army’s requirements for his or her age and gender.
How to Fill out DA-705
The top box of the DA 705 must be filled in with the soldiers name, unit and gender. If the soldier needs to take the test more than four times in his or her military career, the same information must be specified on each subsequent page.
Each page of the DA 705 is divided into four vertical sections, also called boxes. Each of these vertical sections takes up one quarter of the page, for as many as four separate tests per page. The top line, or box, of each of the sections is labeled as Test One, Test Two, Test Three and Test 4.
Directly under each Test, One, Two, Three or Four, are three boxes that must be filled in with the date of the test, and the soldier’s age and military grade at the time of that test. Underneath that level are more boxes that are filled in with the soldier’s weight, height, and body fat composition, an whether the results of the test were “GO” or “NO-GO”.
The boxes at the next level down on the form record the results for sit-ups, pushups and the 2-mile run. There is also room for the recording of a score on an Alternate Aerobic Event. Below that, the Raw Score is recorded and measured against a comprehensive standards chart that is part of the DA 705.
The standards chart will state a number of pushups, a number of sit-ups, or a time for the two-mile run. It will indicate a score for an individual who achieves at a certain level, based on his or her age and gender.
There is room on the bottom of the DA 705 for the officer administering the test to sign it and offer any comments relevant to the soldier’s performance. Both the officer administering the test and the soldier taking it must keep copies of the completed DA 705.
The standards enumerated in the DA 705 form have garnered interest in the civilian physical fitness community. Online calculators are available for everyone, where you can enter you age, gender, and various scores on times exercises, to determine if you meet the standards the army sets for your gender and for your age group.
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