- How to determine the category of service life
- What is the category of shelf life "A" - fit for military service
- What does shelf life category "A-1" mean in the army?
- What does the category of shelf life "A-2"
- What does "A-3" in the military
- What does the category of fitness for military service "A-4"
- Features of assigning categories "A-1" and "A-2"
- How to change the category of shelf life "A"?
Head of the Human Rights Department of the Assistance Service for Prisoners in St. Petersburg
The fitness category "A" is fit for military service - the highest indicator of the health of a serviceman. Category "A" in the military ticket means that a conscript can be sent to any troops, including elite: Airborne Forces, Marines and Presidential Regiment.
How to determine the category of service life
Categories of fitness for military service is an indicator of health, which is determined during a medical examination at a military registration and enlistment office.
Seven doctors are engaged in medical examination: an optometrist, a dentist, an otolaryngologist, a surgeon, a therapist, a psychiatrist, a neuropathologist. Each of them examines a draftee (a conscript or a soldier) and examines his medical records. Based on the obtained results and additional examination data, the doctors determine whether the health of the draftee allows serving in the army. When each member of the military medical commission makes a decision, the draft board is going to. It decides what the final shelf life categories attributed to a young man.
What is the category of shelf life "A" - fit for military service
Shelf life category “A” means that the draftee is fit for military service without any physical exercise restrictions. It is exhibited in two cases: if the invisible disease is absent or if it is in the initial stage of development and is not accompanied by functional disorders.
Shelf category "A" is the highest category of shelf life. It can be set for diseases:
- motor, endocrine, circulatory and nervous systems;
- in the field of congenital anomalies;
- in the field of abnormalities in the work of internal organs;
- infections and allergic reactions;
- vision related .
Expert opinionOften the category of shelf life "A" is assigned to recruits who have not filed complaints about the state of health or these complaints have been ignored. If you do not agree with suitability category “A”, find out how to change it and get an exemption from the service on page “ Help for draftees ".
Ekaterina Mikheeva, head of the legal department of the Assistance Service for Conscripts
All recruits with category "A" military enlistment office sends for military service. The choice of troops, in which the recruit will be, depends on various factors: health indicators and physiological features, the principle of personnel shortages and order in military units.
Category “A” is divided into four subgroups according to the purpose indicator: “А-1”, “А-2”, “А-3” and “А-4”. The smaller the number, the better the health of the young man and the less restrictions on the choice of troops.
What does shelf life category "A-1" mean in the army?
"A-1" is a category that is put up to healthy conscripts or draftees in whom the doctors of the military enlistment office did not find any health problems. Among all categories of shelf life "A-1" is considered the highest. Its owners can serve in the marines, airborne, assault, border troops and special forces.
Shelf life category "A-1" is set with the following anthropometric and health indicators:Indicator Value for category A-1 Visual field restriction Missing or less than 20 degrees Color sensitivity No abnormalities Height 170-185 cm Audibility of speech in a whisper of 6/6 m Obesity 2 degrees None Reduced nutrition None
Restrictions on setting the category "A-1" in the military and distribution to the troops can be associated not only with the state of health, but also the physical data of the recruit. For example, for service in the landing troops, the weight should not exceed 90 kg. Restrictions on growth in the army for airborne troops: from 175 to 190 cm.
What does the category of shelf life "A-2"
Category "A-2" means that the recruit may have had limb fractures or various previous diseases. The same category is exposed in case of benign neoplasms, first degree obesity, or caries.
Indicators of anthropometry and health for the category of fitness for military service "A-2" should correspond to the following data.
Table 2. Group A-2, health indicators.Indicator Value for category "A-2" The type of the military, specialty Underwater and surface ships Drivers and crew members of tanks, self-propelled guns, engineering vehicles based on tanks or tractors Visual field restriction Missing or not exceeding 20 degrees Missing or not exceeding 20 degrees Color sensitivity None dichromasy None Height up to 185 cm up to 175 cm Audibility of speech in a whisper of 6/6 m 6/6 for drivers;
1/4 or 3/3 for crew membersGrade 2 Obesity Missing Missing Low Nutrition Missing Missing
What does "A-3" in the military
Category of validity "A-3" military enlistment office exposes recruits who have vision problems, do not require correction, or other minor health problems.
The A-3 category assumes service in such types of troops as the Ministry of Internal Affairs, guard units, drivers and crew members of the BTR, BMP, rocket launchers, chemical units, anti-aircraft gunners. It is characterized by the following indicators:
Table 3. Indicators of the category of fitness for military service "A-3".Indicator Meaning Limiting the visual field Missing or less than 20 degrees Color sensitivity No dichromasy Growth Up to 180 cm Audibility of speech in whisper 6/6 m;
5/5 mGrade 2 Obesity Absent Reduced Nutrition Absent
What does the category of fitness for military service "A-4"
Shelf life grade “A-4” means that the draftee has problems with visual acuity. With this category can call in all other types of troops that are not listed previously. Indicators of the category "A-4" are shown in table 4.
Table 4. Group A-4: health indicators.Indicator Meaning Limiting the visual field Missing or less than 20 degrees Color sensitivity No dichromasy Growth Up to 180 cm Audibility of speech in whisper 6/6 m;
5/5 mGrade 2 Obesity Absent Reduced Nutrition Absent
More detailed requirements for health and anthropometric data for groups and types of troops can be found in the annexes to the Schedule of Diseases.
Features of assigning categories "A-1" and "A-2"
When conducting Military Medical Commission each doctor makes his or her conclusion, assigns a different suitability category with a certain purpose indicator to the recruit. The overall category and the number at the end is determined by the worst indicator. For example, a surgeon, a therapist, a neuropathologist, a dentist, a psychiatrist, and the ENT person put an A-1 recruit, and an optometrist - A-2. AT military ID Category “A-2” will be entered.
The destination indicator is conditional. He can only recommend to send a recruit to these or other troops. In reality, everything is decided at the distribution point, and the choice of troops depends on the state order and other factors.
How to change the category of shelf life "A"?
If you do not agree with the decision military registration and enlistment office, you can challenge it. This can be done not only when the category of shelf life was overestimated, but also if you think that the state of health allows you to get a higher category of shelf life. For example, you can change category “A” to non-appealing “B” or change category "B" on "A" to get into the elite troops.
If category “A” was approved at initial registration, by the time of the call it may change. A conscript may be approved by any of the categories, including “B” or “D”, if the doctors of the military enlistment office discover his health problems.
Council of Assistance Service for Recruits:
Until the draftee has not reached the draft age, he should be more attentive to the state of health. If he wants to prove to the military commissariat the presence of a non-appealing diagnosis, then the time before the call should be devoted to confirming the disease. Significant arguments will be the new records confirming the fact of accessing a doctor, and recent test results.
If the category of validity was established by the results of the passage of draft events, the only way to change it is to appeal against it in an administrative or judicial procedure.
Options for action recruit:
- At the medical board, they assigned you an expiration category without looking at a non-invasive diagnosis. In this case, you need a doctor who specializes in the disease, or the head physician to request a referral for an additional examination.
- On recruitment commission set the degree of validity and issued subpoena to send. It is necessary to immediately declare disagreement with the decision and request a referral for full-time control medical examination - KMO.
- The conclusion of the KMO was unsatisfactory. It is necessary to declare to the district military registration and enlistment office and the Investigation Committee of the intention to appeal the decision of the military registration and enlistment office in court. Please note that you need to submit an application to the court before the day specified in the dispatch agenda.
With respect to you, Artem Tsuprekov, head of the human rights department of the Assistance Service for draftees.
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