King, great questions. I and my other NCO sat down with the Soldier and I asked him very pointed questions about his profile and how I perceived things to be. At this point, I think I'm just going to leave it alone even though I think it's BS. As far as I am aware we do not have the medical equipment needed to do an MRI on his knee, so for all we know he could be perfect.
He did say some things that made me wonder though. He said he didn't want to get reevaluated because if he got off of the profile and then got injured again, what would happen? I'm not sure what the difference would be between that happening now, or at the end of the five years.
He also said something about wanting to go Airborne, Air Assault, etc., and that those schools wouldn't let you attend on profile.
Strangely enough, a day or so after the sit-down I noticed he removed all of his Facebook posts about his workouts. Nothing about him running eight miles, sub 14 2-miles, etc.
STOP making yourself look like a fool, seriously.
1. The medical professional gave the SM a profile, and is the only one allowed to re-evaluate. Additionally, another MEB process would have to be done to get the Perm downgraded.
2. Have you ever messed your knee up? Seriously messed it up? I have torn my MCL and even though I can run, sprint, and play sports NOW I fear daily that a wrong turn can cause my knee to give out. THIS fear, esp with knee issues, is CONSTANT for those who have been through it. Unless you have torn your ACL/PCL/MCL you have no idea what the rehab, and subsequent pain/fear is like. The SM is likely VERY concerned for long term health if the profile is lifted, etc.
3. The SM has a run at own pace and distance profile. let the SM RUN AT HIS OWN PACE AND DISTANCE! Too simple.
4. SM has a Alternate event marked for his APFT; then let the SM take the alternate event and so be it. YOU ARENT A DOCTOR, you don’t get to tell SM when and what to do for the APFT.
5. If the SM would like to go Airborne/Air Assault and then gets his profile lifted for that, then it is HIS choice to take that risk! It has nothing to do with you whatsoever.
6. He removed his posts about running from FB because you are ACTIVELY LOOKING to get him in trouble, even though he is doing nothing wrong!
7. How about instead of worrying about the APFT and the profile you decide to shift your focus to the SM's other discipline issues? Did it ever cross your mind that the SM is acting out/doing those minor things because you are CONSTANTLY on his ass about the profile?
If he is doing nothing wrong, and you STILL decide to pester him about this, anyone would get fed up and act out, especially an Junior Enlisted.
To put your post into perspective, I am a Senior Leader for the Army element at this Joint Command. I have numerous officers that have perm profiles who I know can run, and I have run with.
Do you think I walk up to them come APFT time and tell them they are shamming pieces of shit for not running when I know they can?
If I had the perm profile, as a SFC, and you saw me running, would you come up to me and get on your high horse about the situation? Would you try to tell me I was a POS for running but walking on the APFT? I think not.
You are taking your frustrations about other aspects of this SM's career/attitude/experiences and using those frustrations to try and hurt the Soldier somehow. The only thing you have to grasp at the time is the APFT issue.
If you spent the time working on the APFT issue on attempting to fix the SM's other shortcomings, the SM might straighten out and think you actually give a shit about him... but from your posts defending your attitude/actions and your lack of understanding what other people here are actually telling you, you will blow it all off and think you are more right than the other leaders here.