10 Jul '18, 4pm

Army Does Away With Age-Specific Scoring in New Combat Fitness Test

Army Does Away With Age-Specific Scoring in New Combat Fitness Test

If you're an infantry platoon sergeant, it doesn't matter if you're 25 or 55; all will be held to the same fitness standards with the future Army Combat Fitness Test. The new test does away with age-specific standards and sets requirements based on job demands instead, Army officials said. The current Army Physical Fitness Test is based on a scoring scale that does not require older soldiers to perform as well as their younger counterparts. The new ACFT, which is scheduled to replace the APFT in October 2020 , will consist of a scoring scale that's based on standards soldiers need to meet to survive in combat, according to Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, who is overseeing the ACFT as commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training. "The bottom line is combat does not discriminate, bullets coming at you don't discriminate, the enemy coming at you does not d...

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