G erman Armed Forces Proficiency Badge . Gold. Silver. Bronze. The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) is a decoration of the Bundeswehr of the Federal Republic of Germany. Allied Soldiers may also be awarded the badge.
is a decoration of the Bundeswehr of the
Federal Republic of Germany.
Allied Soldiers may also be awarded the badge.
In the U.S. Military, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge is one of the few approved foreign awards,
and it is one of the most sought after awards to achieve.
Continue to offer the appreciated German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and ensures at the same time the „Core Tasks“ of the German Liaison Team
Motto: “action” instead of “reaction”
Who: German Liaison Team
What: creates Concept of Operations for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
How: - testing only by German Graders
- no sending of awards
- no training by German Liaison Team
- planed for a Year
- all events during one test week
- in accordance to U.S. regulations
When: as of March 2013
Where: with the focus on the Ft. Gordon community
4. Basis Fitness Test
1. Commanders Approval
2. CLS Certificate <= 3 years or First Aid Test + small exercise
5. Ruck march with min 33 lbs.
3. Swim 100m with ACU
6. Shooting with 9mm pistol
First Aid Test
GO or NO GO
CLS - NOT older
than 3 years
100 Swim in Uniform
(Jacket + Pants)
male and female
directly after 100m swim, without taking a break
get undressed : NO Time Limit
If you hold on to the edge you will be disqualified!
BFT = Basic Fitness Test (3EVENTS in 90 min)
max. 54 sec
max. 5min 35 sec
Minimum test requirements have to be met, independently of age or gender. If testee does not meet the minimum
pass requirements or one or more test events, the BFT will be deemed failed. No additional scoring will take place.
To provide a standardized test environment, the sequence of tests has been predefined and is binding for all testers.
The testee starts from a prone position (head showing in the direction of the run) and negotiates, as fast as possible, a cone positioned 10 (ten) meters away.
As soon as testee gets back to the start point, he briefly assumes a prone position, claps his hands behind his back, jumps up onto his feet and sprints again.
The aim is to run five and a half laps in the fastest time possible.
Finish Line after Sprint 11
- The testee holds himself in the start position of a pull-up, arms shoulder wide on the bar.
- Testee\'s evaluation will be based on the amount of pull-ups min. 4.
- Testee pulls himself up, with the strength of his upper body, arms and back muscles, till the chin is above the bar. (no lower body movement)
- Testee comes back to a straight hanging and is trying to do as much reputations as he can.
max. 5min 35 sec
Testee completes the 1000-meter run in the shortest time possible.
For the 1000-meter (or 1-K) run, the track ideally should be 400 meters long.
The runner starts at the 200-meter mark. So measured from the start/finish line, the runner must run two complete laps of the race. Once he has crossed the finish line, the tester records the runner\'s time to the second.
In total 2 ½ Laps. (1/4mile Track 2 3/8 Laps)
Testee is wearing Battle Dress Uniform with 15kg (33lbs) Ruck- Sack
Standards: SUCCESSFULLY MARCH THE DISTANCE IN AT LEAST 10min PER KILOMETER
SP: Leitner Lake
S: left on GIBSON RD
S: right on ROWE LN
N: right on JONES CHAPEL RD
NE: right on GIBSON RD
N: left into Leitner Lake
RP: Leitner Lake
6 Hits for Gold
5 Hits for Silver
4 Hits for Bronze
2 x targets
2 x rounds per position