09 Jul '18, 7pm

Army Will Require All Soldiers to Take New Combat Fitness Test by 2020

Army Will Require All Soldiers to Take New Combat Fitness Test by 2020

The U.S. Army announced Monday that it will replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test with a new, more strenuous fitness evaluation designed to prepare soldiers for the rigors of combat. By October 2020, all soldiers, regardless of age or gender, will be required to take the new Army Combat Fitness Test -- a six-event test that measures muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, flexibility, coordination, speed, agility, cardiovascular endurance, balance and reaction time. The decision grew out of six-year effort that ended with a pilot studying an earlier version of the test, known as the Army Combat Readiness Test. This is the first new physical fitness test for the Army in 38 years, Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, who is overseeing the effort as commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training, told defense reporters at the Pentagon. "It's going ...

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