DESCRIPTION: On a dark blue disc 1 5/8 inches (4.13 cm) in diameter edged dark blue; a yellow stylized human figure with arms outstretched in front of a representation of the coat of arms of the United States displaying six stars (three on each side of the figure) and thirteen alternating white and red stripes, all encircled by a brittany blue designation band inscribed "PHYSICAL FITNESS" at top and "EXCELLENCE" below separated on either side by a star, all navy blue; edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) navy blue border. Overall diameter is 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm).
SYMBOLISM: The inner shield alludes to the coat of arms of the United States. The stylized human figure emphasizes the significance of achieving personnel fitness and physical ability in today's Army.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY: The badge is awarded to soldiers who obtain a minimum total score of 270, with a minimum score of 90 on each event, of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and meet the weight control requirements in AR 600-9. Soldiers are required to meet the above criteria on each recorded test to continue to wear the badge.
DATE APPROVED: The Physical Fitness Badge was established by the Secretary of the Army on 25 June 1986 and awarded effective 1 October 1986.
WEAR POLICY: The Physical Fitness Badge is authorized only as a cloth badge and will only be worn on the physical fitness uniform. It will be worn centered on the left side, above the breast, of the physical training T-shirt or sweatshirt.