Will CFA count for the ROTC scholarship fitness test?

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  1. Shelbyboyz

    Shelbyboyz Member

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    When you are applying for an AROTC or NROTC scholarship, will the CFA results satisfy the physical fitness test for the application? DS is a senior in high school and we are just beginning to look at ROTC for college. Thanks!
     
  2. Pima

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    I do not have that answer per se, but can say it will not count for AFROTC. The CFA is a different format including things like BBall throw and the run.

    It has been yrs for us with our DS, (08 grad), but if I recall correctly the PFA (ROTC) run is 2 miles, and the CFA is 1 mile. I don't recall a BBall throw on the PFA.

    The only thing that traditionally convert over is the DoDMerb. Everything else, AGAIN, at least AFROTC must be duplicated since the ROTC board works only ROTC scholarships, thus, whatever is submitted to the SA has no bearing on them. The Dodmerb is a central clearing house for all military members and that is why ROTC can use that exam.
     
  3. aglages

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    The short answer is no, you cannot use the CFA results for your ROTC applications. The good news is that the AROTC tests only push-ups and sit-ups completed during one minute (as opposed to two with the CFA) and has fewer "events" that need to be completed before the 1 mile run. Also, the NROTC application does not require you to submit a PT test.
    Good Luck! :thumb:
     
  4. Pima

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    Curiosity, do you know why? It would seem that they would want to because you need to pass the PFT to contract.
     
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    I have wondered about this myself, but don't have an answer. From what I hear, make sure you have an alternative method of paying tuition if you show up at your college NROTC unit so much out of shape that you can't get at least passable scores within a month or two. When my son had his NROTC interview he was told that one of the main reasons for the interview was to make sure the candidate wasn't 5'6 and 300 lbs. Needless to say my son was relieved that he got past that hurdle. :wink:
     

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