12 Jul '18, 11pm

10 answers Soldiers want to know about the new #ACFT

10 answers Soldiers want to know about the new #ACFT

FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- On July 9, the U.S. Army announced a new physical fitness test -- the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT. The test is designed to replace the APFT with a gender- and age-neutral assessment that will more closely align with the physical demands Soldiers will face in combat. Field tests for the ACFT will begin in October 2018, and by October 2020, all Regular Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers will be required to take the test. Here, the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training answers some of the most common questions that Soldiers, veterans, and civilians had about the ACFT following the announcement. 1. Why does the Army need a new PT test (ACFT)? To better measure Soldier fitness. Since 1980, the Army has used the current 3-event test. The APFT has provided an adequate assessment of two areas, muscular endurance and aerobic...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/208349?dmd

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