ARMY - AR 40-501
Standards of Medical Fitness
|Publication Date:||22 December 2016|
This regulation governs-
a. Medical fitness standards for enlistment, induction, and appointment, including officer procurement programs.
b. Medical fitness standards for retention and separation, including retirement.
c. Medical fitness standards for diving, Special Forces, Airborne, Ranger, free fall parachute training and duty, and certain enlisted military occupational specialties (MOSs) and officer assignments.
d. Medical standards and policies for aviation.
e. Physical profiles.
f. Medical examinations and periodic health assessments.
Applicability. This regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to candidates for military service. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation.