Physical Fitness Test?

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  1. jasondavid92

    jasondavid92 USMA Cadet

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  2. Dadandgrad

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    Vaulting over obstacles, running on a balance beam...is it just me or does this sound like the IOCT?!
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    Just the mention of those 4 letters makes me nauseous...
     
  4. vampsoul

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    The IOCT is not that bad.
     
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    Chockstock "Forever One Team"

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    Whatever is in the air inside that gym makes it 10 times worse
     
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    I don't know how valid this is, but a cadet during my overnight visit told me that the gym is so old that asbestos still diffuse from whatever is in the walls.
     
  7. NamD

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    Hopefully this is just for the active duty or reserves. I doubt candidates have to vault over obstacles with ammo cans and rifles. haha
     
  8. scoutpilot

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    On the female time standard, maybe. :smile:

    If you want the tab, you're going to pay for it.
     
  9. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Not to gain admission, I think it is going to substitute for the APFT. And USMA will be a test site, according to these articles.
     
  10. armyman736

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    So does this mean that AROTC candidates will have to do this instead of the regular APFT?
     
  11. MemberLG

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    Wonder if the standard changed? If I remember correctly, 2:36 or faster was the time you needed for the tab.

    Plebe drowning, fractured nose boxing, high zero's in gymnastics, but managed to get the tab my firistie year . . . .
     
  12. JCraft

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    Sweet. We're guinea pigs :thumb:
     
  13. GSKeziah

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    I wonder if they are going to use this test to see if women can serve in infantry?
     
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    Dude, you have to be hauling you-know-what to get that time. Flying, no mistakes, puking up a lung.
     
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    jake s USMA Cadet

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    That's probably not what the test is designed for. When women are allowed to serve in direct combat roles it will be because of Congressional legislation and committies and bureaucratic things like that.

    From what I have read the purpose of the new physical fitness test and the combat readiness test is to make sure soldiers are phsyically training for combat and not just to pass the APFT every six months.

    Hopefully cadets and grads can comment on what soldiers think of the new PT tests once the preliminary testing gets underway.
     
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    Thank you, Jake.

    The USMC already has a combat readiness test apart from their PFT. This is not new or groundbreaking stuff.
     
  17. GSKeziah

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    I meant more as if a select group of women can preform on par with men's standards you could make a pretty good argument as to, "this explains why women are capable", if it turns out that way, and I made that statement solely because of alot of the arguments I've heard on how women couldn't be used as infantry is addressed and measured by this test. Of course the new tests weren't designed for that purpose, very insightful info although :biggrin:.
     
  18. America's Finest

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    That could be the case except for one thing: the argument won't have much weight with the test as evidence since the test itself will have a female standard.
     
  19. GSKeziah

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    Yuh I hear that statement alot as well, was there a male physical requirement for infantry? If there is they could just have higher standards on female performance and if there isn't would it be realistic to make one?
     
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    The physical standard for the infantry is the same as for the veterinary corps: the APFT and 600-9 Height & Weight standards.
     

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