Prerequisites that can be waived
All applicants must have passed a valid physical examination within five (5) years, have a minimum profile serial of 111121, have no speech impediment, have passed the APFT within the last six months and meet the Army height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9.
Physicals for airborne qualified personnel must indicate "cleared to participate in airborne operations".
Applicants must have six months service remaining on active duty upon completion of the course.
OFFICERS: Active Army, Reserve, or Nation Guard Officer's in the grades of O-1 thru O-3 assigned to a billet documented with the Skill Identifier (SI) "5Q" indicating a requirement to possess Pathfinder skills in the most recent Personnel Management Authorization Document (PMAD) or Updated Authorization Document (UAD). Attendance is restricted to Officers in the following Control Branches: IN, AR (Cavalry Only), MI, QM (AOC 90A ONLY), or LG.
ENLISTED: Active Army, Reserve, or National Guard Soldiers in the grades of E-3 thru E-7. Attendance is restricted to the follow MOS: 11B, 11C, 11Z (11Z must be assigned to a Pathfinder Billet), 15Q, 19D, 88M, 92R (skill levels 3 and 4 only), and 92Y (skill levels 1 through 3).
Enlisted applicants must have a GT Score of 110 or above.
Have a minimum profile serial of 111121. Service members attending the U.S. Army Pathfinder School may not have any type of speech impediment. All Service members must be cleared of speech impediments on their physical exam by conducting a "read out load" test or be cleared by a Speech Pathologist in the form of a memorandum.
The Infantry Commandant is the waiver approval authority for this course.
Students requesting course/phase prerequisite waivers (e.g. AOC/MOS, Rank/Grade, Medical/Physical Standards, etc.) or units requesting changes to POI content (e.g. during "on site" course conducts (MTT) request to delete/modify lessons/blocks of instruction, shortage of equipment, etc.) will submit their request through the first LTC Commander in their chain of command to:
Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School
ATTN: ATSH-IP, 1 Karker St, Suite 6107
Ft Benning, GA 31905.
Waivers (minus Medical/Physical) must be submitted NLT 75 days prior to the class start date. Waivers for Medical/Physical requirements must be submitted NLT 90 days prior to class start date.
Waivers may be submitted electronically to the following email or by mail to the Infantry Commandants office email@example.com.
Please be advised that the first step to submitting a waiver is to determine the type of waiver you need. Failure to submit ALL required forms will delay processing!
For Medical Waiver requests a completed "United States Army Infantry School Waiver Form" should include the following:
For medical waivers you only need to submit an Airborne Stamped Physical