No. If you read the order it provides, in part
. Medical Considerations. When a Marine is unable to complete a PFT/CFT
due to an underlying physical or medical condition an evaluation by an
Appropriately Privileged Health Care Provider (APHCP) must be conducted in
accordance with references (o) and (p). The APHCP will make a medical status
determination regarding the Marine's ability to complete the PFT/CFT,
PPFT/PCFT or if referral to a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB)/Physical
Evaluation Board (PEB) is warranted. A medical determination is required to
excuse a Marine from participating in a particular event or an entire test,
but a PEB finding is required for an exemption. Marines
assigned to a
light/limited duty status are not exempt from the PFT/CFT requirement and are
still required to perform those events not affected by the condition, unless
otherwise specified by the APHCP.
So the commander can absolutely consider this a failure. This is why I think he's making mistake bypassing the commander.