What type of discharge is a PT test failure?

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Chapter 13, Failure to perform to standards, Honorable Discharge

    Source(s): That's why I'm out
  • 1 decade ago

    General Discharge

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Also depends on whether or not you have finished your training. For example if you were a split option, went to basic and couldnt pass the PT test or were overwieght when time came to ship to AIT you would get a General discharge. Which isnt bad or isnt good. Or if you were my guard unit you would just put in bogus scores for people that didnt pass the PT test. I know thats sad, but true.

  • 4 years ago

    That can't be answered until you find out what your actual discharge is. From what I am reading, you aren't even trying to improve your fitness score. That isn't a failure to adapt, that's a failure to maintain standards. If you get an honorable, you'll be eligible for all benefits. If you get a General under honorable conditions, you won't get the GI Bill but you'd probably still qualify for the VA home loan program if the VA approves it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just a general PT test failure. General.

  • 1 decade ago

    Honorable, NOT General unless there is something else going on. If they give you a General, and everything else was fine, it's a slam-dunk upgrade to Honorable.

    Here's one BCNR apeal that's online...


    The applicant was discharged on 980610 with a general (under honorable conditions) for weight control failure and for failure of the physical readiness test due to not meeting the prescribed physical readiness standards (A and B). The Board presumed regularity in the conduct of governmental affairs (C). After a thorough review of the records, supporting documents, facts, and circumstances unique to this case, the Board found that the discharge was proper but inequitable (D and E).

    The Board, after reviewing the applicant's service record, grants relief as authorized under provisions of SECNAVINST 5420.174C, enclosure (1), paragraph 9.3. The Board determined that the applicant's performance evaluation averages and absence of violations of the UCMJ warrants an upgrade to Honorable, however, the reason for discharge will remain the same.

    Pertinent Regulation/Law (at time of discharge)

    A. Naval Military Personnel Manual, (NAVPERS 15560C), effective 12 Dec 97 until 31 Aug 98, Article 1910-170, SEPARATION BY REASON OF WEIGHT CONTROL AND/OR PHYSICAL READINESS TEST FAILURE.

    B. Naval Military Personnel Manual, (NAVPERS 15560C, Change 18, effective

    12 Dec 97 until present, Article 6110-010, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM.

    C. Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5420.174C of 22 August 1984 (Manual for Discharge Review, 1984), enclosure (1), Chapter 2, AUTHORITY/POLICY FOR DEPARTMENTAL DISCHARGE REVIEW.

    D. Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5420.174C of 22 August 1984 (Manual for Discharge Review, 1984), enclosure (1), Chapter 9, paragraph 9.2, PROPRIETY OF THE DISCHARGE.

    E. Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5420.174C of 22 August 1984 (Manual for Discharge Review, 1984), enclosure (1), Chapter 9, paragraph 9.3, EQUITY OF THE DISCHARGE.

  • 1 decade ago

    To those that need to know what type of discharge it is, it is an administrative separation also known as "Other Than Honorable" discharge, but you must have at least three PRT failures within the last four years.

  • 3 years ago

    Navpers 15560 Naval Military Personnel Manual

  • 1 decade ago

    What branch are you in? Why would they discharge you for not passing your PT test. Everyone that wanted out would just run like a kook.

  • 1 decade ago

    General discharge, basically a form of medical discharge

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