Failing APFT?

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  1. Berchy

    Berchy Member

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    I can run a solid 2 mile ~ 13:30-14:30. I can perform 60-71 push ups. However, I struggle on sit ups as I always have. I've been working diligently to improve but I'm terrified of failing them on the first PT test. Worst case scenario, if I fail the sit up portion of the APFT during CBT, will I be asked to pack my bags and head home?
     
  2. Bball23

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    No, the only APFT that matters is the one at the end of the summer. If you fail the APFT (if you fail one event, you fail the whole thing), you get put in remedial PT, not kicked out. Just keep working hard. You'll be fine.
     
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    Apparently about 50% of new cadets fail the first PT test and then about 90% pass the final one of beast. So just try your best and make sure the last one is good! (That's what I'm doing)


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  4. hawk

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    There are very specific policies on this, but from memory it would take 2-3 semesters of failed APFT (potentially one being in the summer).

    Historically, if you exit CBT without a passing APFT your assigned team leader (yearling) will be responsible to get your scores up Fall semester, etc. Most cadets are able to improve and pass with a coach. And for some it resurfaces as upperclassmen.

    There would also be increasing attention each failed APFT, along with "conditions" and restrictions. And improvement plans.

    It can impact leave, and for sure would impact summer training opportunities if not addressed.

    In the last 3-4 years there has been increasing rigor to the standards, with APFT being much more tightly managed.

    So not something to be afraid of at CBT, but definitely something you will want to get ahead of. You'll be accountable for APFT performance for the next several years, it's a big impact on your class rank early on, and even factors into leadership evals, etc.

    Start cranking those sit-ups! :)
     

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