CFA at SLE

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  1. wegiveaship

    wegiveaship Member

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    Is the CFA you take at SLE mandatory to put on the actual application? Or can you opt for it not to be your app and have more time to train? Thank you!
     
  2. MemberLG

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    My guess is you will take CFA at SLE and it will go on your application file. I don't know about opting out, but if you fail it, you can retake it.

    Keep in mind although in certain situations military service members can and should deviate from existing process or procedures, for standard activities you don't want to be different.

    Your perspective could be more time to train. My perspective is that you have 4 months to train. When SLE attendees are expected and do take CFA, why make an exception for you?
     
  3. kstewart16

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    You will have to take the CFA at SLE (unless you are injured). I believe that if you fail it, the results will not go on your file. If you pass but are not satisfied with your results, you can retake it, and the new test results will replace the old in your file.

    Use the next 4 months to train, do your best at SLE, but know that you will have an opportunity to improve.
     
  4. RedDragon

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    DS was waitlisted for SLE and was finally offered a place a week before the start. He took and passed the CFA but was under the weather. He wasn't pleased with his scores and was granted a retry by his RC. He trained all summer and took it again in September and improved in all categories including taking his mile time from 6.45 down to 5.30. He will be joining the class of 2020 on June 27th.
     
  5. wegiveaship

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    Ok, thank you all very much! And red dragon, congratulations to your DS!
     
  6. orangestripe

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    DS attended SLE last summer. He had torn his meniscus during wrestling season and was just coming off of physical therapy before he attended SLE. He took the CFA at SLE and passed but knew he could do better after getting back to his normal physical routine. He asked that his SLE CFA results be wiped from his file and took it again in the fall. He did much better the second time. He received his appointment in January:)
     
  7. 16maybt

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    I did not attend SLE but as far as the CFA goes, I found that you don't need too much time to prepare. For my CFA, I was pretty good for the running and pull ups because I had been practicing regularly. However, my push ups and sit-ups were terrible (I didn't have good endurance) and my Bball throw was weak and awkward. I spent two weeks doing 200 sit-ups and push-ups a day (not all at once, I used a variety of sets throughout the day) in order to get my max up. Then I spent a few more weeks just maintaining and adding a variety of exercises to help. I also spent two weeks practicing the Bball throw for about 45min everyday. On my actual test, I ended up maxing out in push-ups and sit-ups with time to spare and my Bball throw was 79ft.

    If you need a workout plan Stew Smith has some great, free, online workouts for passing PT tests of all kinds. I encourage you to try them out. Anyways, the point is don't be scared about not having enough to time to prepare, just get a solid workout plan and stick to it. Remember, with all of the events, PRACTICE is everything.
     
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    For folks who struggle with the Basketball Throw, there is a great sticky at the top of the USMA forum page.
     

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