31 Dec '13, 7pm

Marine Corps won't change pull-up training, despite failure rate

Marine Corps won't change pull-up training, despite failure rate

Sgt. Stephany Rector, administrative specialist, installation personnel administration center, Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, completes pull-ups outside of her office in Quantico, Va., Dec. 3, 2012. Tabitha Bartley/USMC file photo The Marine Corps will not change the way it trains and prepares female recruits for a pull-up test, despite the fact that more than half of the women who completed the program failed to do the number of pull ups required, Marine officials said. The current physical fitness test for women consists of a three-mile run, sit-ups and flexed arm hang, but the Corps had planned to change the upper body strength test portion to a pull-up requirement beginning Wednesday, the start of the new year. Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, recently decided to delay the implementation of the new requirement for women du...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/marine-corps-won-t-change-...

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