NROTC PFT?

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  1. crair70

    crair70 Member

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    Are we missing something? My son is completing his NROTC application and he has not seen anything about a physical fitness test? Already completed CFA and schedule the PFA for AFROTC- can't find anything about a NROTC fitness test?
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Unless it's changed since last year, they only need one for NROTC if they're applying for Marine Option.
     
  3. crair70

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    He is only applying NROTC, AFROTC , USNA and USAFA. I have the info on the USAFA PFA and he has completed the CFA but can't find info on the Navy ROTC fitness test when online filling out the application.
     
  4. kinnem

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    For NROTC (Marine Option at least) the PFT was given immediately after my DS's interview. That seemed to be the normal process from what I gathered watching the forums last year. Here's a link to how it's scored if you don't already have it:

    http://www.military.com/military-fitness/marine-corps-fitness-requirements/usmc-pft-charts#1

    The crunches are timed but I honestly don't recall the time available. Pull-ups are not timed. Of course, Naval PFT requirements are different and far less stringent. The run is only 1 1/2 miles and they do pushups instead of pullups. Here's a link for the navy PRT:

    http://www.military.com/military-fitness/navy-fitness-requirements/navy-basic-training-pft

    Hope this helps!
     
  5. Pima

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    Pull ups weren't timed?

    Wow, that is strange especially since they are timed on the CFA. In other words if they can hang for 10 minutes and do 18 pull ups, they would get the exact same amount of points as the person who did it in 2 minutes? Or you just keep going until you can't do anymore regardless of time?

    just asking because it seems strange to me. Not saying it isn't true, because nothing shocks me with the military, just trying to understand their thought process of not timing it.

    OBTW I was shocked that they actually gave points for a 32 min. 3 mile run, because isn't that over the actual time limit for AD?
     
  6. USMCGrunt

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    Pima,

    To confirm: the USMC PFT pull up test is untimed. "The goal of the pull-up event is for the Marine to execute as many accurate and complete pull-ups before dropping off the bar." (MCO P6100.12 w/ch1)

    Max score = 20; Min score at 3. (Must have 3 to pass the overall test)

    Males do the pull up; females do the flexed arm hang. Interestingly, I have read something in the press recently that the USMC was switching to pull ups for all in 2012.
     
  7. sgmom

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    No PFT until reporting for NROTC Navy Option

    DD is part of an NROTC unit. She did not have to do PFT during the application process, but was expected to be able to pass the PFT once she reported to the unit in the fall. Best wishes during the months ahead!
     
  8. crair70

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    sgmom- thanks- that is what I was gathering from research but nice to get a definitive answer. Very different from all others he is applying for- AFROTC, USNA and USAFA all require a CFA or PFA so was confused!
     

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