Not sure why this is a surprise. The ACFT was scheduled to go into effect in 2020. Next summer is the summer of 2020. Seems obvious to me.My MSG just told our MSIII class that the PT test for OML record at camp this coming summer will be the ACFT. This is the first time I am hearing this information. Has anyone heard anything on this?
You do realize this is an Army test, and the other branches aren’t involved in this change...?I can definitely see the Army and Marines moving to this, but the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard I have heard nothing regarding them moving to this for everyone being mandated in 2020. If anyone has specifics PLEASE advise.
My daughter is currently AROTC MSII so it looks like she likely will be in the first group with the ACFT being the test of record. She can max out the APFT but will have more of a challenge with the gender neutral scoring in the strength-based events such as the dead lift and medicine ball throw. She still should be able to max out the run, leg-tuck and push ups but it will be interesting to see how well the female cadets can measure up to their male counterparts with the new test.
One question though. Is the final score still the summation of the various events or is it now the minimum score of any of the events (i.e., worst of 6)?
Has it been decided which test will be used for those contracting in the fall? AROTC scholarship website specifically states APFT. Do you think that's correct?CST 2020 the test of record is APFT. ACFT is diagnostic only. No official word on the fall/spring test of record for SY 20-21, but the assumption is ACFT. Unknown on what contracting test will be for cadets.