Four numerical designations are assigned for evaluating the individual's functional
capacity in each of the six factors.
a. A physical profile designator of "1" under all factors is considered to possess a
high level of medical (physical and mental) fitness. Consequently, the individual with a "1"
designation is considered to be medically fit for any military assignment.
b. A physical profile designator of "2" under any or all factors indicates that an
individual possesses some medical condition or physical defect which may require some
c. A profile containing one or more "3" designations signifies that the individual has
one or more medical conditions(s) or physical defect(s) which require significant
limitations. The individual should receive assignments commensurate with his or her
physical capability for military duty.
d. A profile with one or more "4" designations indicates that the individual has one
or more medical conditions or physical defects of such severity that performance of military
duty must be drastically limited. A numerical designation of "4" does not necessarily mean
that the member is unfit because of physical disability (as defined in AR 635-40). When a
"4" designation is used, there are significant assignment limitations which must be fully
described if the member is returned to duty.
MODIFIERS TO SERIAL
Modifiers to profile serial numbers are used to convey other information. They
should not be confused with code designations which indicate permanent limitations (as
described in paragraph 7-4, AR 40-501).
a. "P"--Permanent. A "P" modifier indicates that the profile is permanent and
change may only be by authority designated in paragraph 7-6, AR 40-501.
b. "T"--Temporary. A "T" modifier indicates that the condition is considered
temporary; the correction or treatment of the condition is medically advisable; and the
correction usually will result in a higher physical capacity. Individuals on active duty and
Reserve Component members not on active duty with a "T" modifier must be medically
evaluated at least once every 3 months in order to revise the profile. Individuals in military
status should not carry a "T" modifier for more than 12 months without action being taken to
correct the defect or to effect other appropriate disposition. As a general rule, the
physician initiating the "T" modifier will initiate appropriate arrangements to correct or treat
the temporary condition.