Updating Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test Scores for Active Component Soldiers in Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO) and RETAIN System
A. AR 600-8-104 (Army Military Human Resource Records Management), 7 Apr 14.
B. FM 7-22 (Army Physical Readiness Training), 26 Oct 12.
C. DA PAM 611-21, (Military Occupational Classification and Structure), 22 Jan 07.
D. HQDA EXORD 202-16, (Accessions Occupational Physical Assessment Test Implementation).
E. Secretary of the Army Memo, subject: Preliminary Approval for Implementation of the Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test, 09 Dec 16.
F. MILPER Message 17-045, AHRC-PDF, 2 Feb 17, subject: Guidance to Update the Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test Scores for Active Component Soldiers in Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO).
1. This MILPER message expires NLT 1 May 18.
2. This message clarifies procedures for Army Retention Career Counselors and Human Resource Specialists for properly recording Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) scores in the Army’s RETAIN system and the Active Component (AC) human resources system Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO).
3. This message applies to AC personnel only.
4. Enlisted Soldiers seeking reclassification into a new MOS must take and pass the OPAT if their current level does not meet the MOS requirements. As of 3 Jan 17, local commanders are responsible for ensuring the OPAT is administered prior to approval of the Soldier’s reclassification, when needed, and ensuring the OPAT score card is uploaded into interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS). The OPAT is not required for reclassification actions approved prior to 3 Jan 17. The respective servicing career counselor will input the enlisted Soldier’s OPAT score in RETAIN system. Resolution or corrections to Active Component Enlisted service member’s OPAT scores should be directed to the unit’s servicing Career Counselor.
5. For Soldiers who maintain qualifications in more than one specialty, the OPAT category assigned will be for the specialty with the highest physical demand. For example, if a Soldier is qualified as MOS 42A (Physical Demand Category (PDC) Significant) but also maintains qualification in a secondary MOS of 11B (PDC Heavy) the Soldier will be assigned the OPAT category associated with the Heavy PDC.
6. Officers seeking a branch transfer, as well as, all in-service officer candidates must take and pass the OPAT prior to approval of their application for the officer producing program. Local commanders are responsible for ensuring the OPAT is administered prior to approval of the Soldier’s reclassification or branch transfer request. The MPD, Brigade S1, and Battalion S1 Human Resources Specialists are responsible for ensuring officer OPAT scores are updated in eMILPO and the OPAT scorecard is uploaded into iPERMS. Human Resource Specialists entering OPAT scores into eMILPO will do so by using the following path after opening eMILPO to the home page:
a. Personnel Services>Tests>Personnel Management Tests>OPAT
b. Enter Test Date and Test Score
SCORE LEVEL DEFINITION
1 BLACK H-HEAVY PHYSICAL DEMANDS
2 GRAY S-SIGNIFICANT PHYSICAL DEMANDS
3 GOLD M-MODERATE PHYSICAL DEMANDS
4 WHITE U-UNQUALIFIED
c. Click Save
8. All enlisted Soldiers and officers who do not have an OPAT score will be grandfathered in their current physical demand level for their MOS / AOC. HRC Retention and Reclassification Branch will implement an update to eMILPO and ATRRS for enlisted Soldiers.
9. Points of contact for this action are:
a. Local Career Counselor. Career Counselors with questions pertaining to this message will contact the Retention and Reclassification Branch, HRC, at email@example.com.
b. eMILPO Branch, Field Services Division, TAGD, AHRC-PDF-I, firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. LTC Christine V. Enriquez, Chief Integration and Readiness Branch, Field Services Division, TAGD, ARHC-PDF-I, email@example.com, 502-613-8094, DSN: 983-8094