Although physical training is a part of every Soldier’s life, some Soldiers continue to search for physical challenges.

These exercises presented unique challenges and difficulties for the Soldiers since they involve more complex movements than exercises routinely performed during Army physical readiness training.

The German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge has three levels of qualification: gold, silver and bronze. To earn the badge, Soldiers must successfully complete a shot put, long jump, 200-meter swim, 100- or 400-meter sprint, live fire on a 9mm handgun and a ruck march with a 35-pound pack.