AROTC PFA

sdsmom

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DS is preparing to take a trial run of the AROTC PFA. We have been searching for goals or minimun scores and can't seem to find any. Does anyone have any input on how many he should strive for on push ups and sit ups? Is there a minimum mile time? Thanks
 

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I'm confused by the question. What is an AROTC PFA?

Do you mean the APFT or the OPAT?

To the best of my knowledge, AROTC only pays attention to the following:

PFT: (only for HS scholarship applicants).
APFT: For Cadets in AROTC
OPAT: A new test designed to determine if new recruits and soldiers can meet the physical demands of certain jobs such as infantry and armor specialties. (see link below)
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/04/us-army-unveils-new-physical-assessment-test.html and:
http://ciet.futurearmyofficers.com/2016/06/cadets-take-the-occupational-physical-assessment-test/
 

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DS is preparing to take a trial run of the AROTC PFA. We have been searching for goals or minimun scores and can't seem to find any. Does anyone have any input on how many he should strive for on push ups and sit ups? Is there a minimum mile time? Thanks

For a rough guide you can look up the scoring for the APFT and divide by half. Obviously it's tougher to maintain performance for two miles or two minutes than half that. Also, most likely whoever is grading the APFT will not be as strict as the MS4 or non-com grading your son when he gets to campus. If he can't get to at least half the time or number that meets the minimum APFT score of 60, then you will know what he needs to work on.
 

sdsmom

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For a rough guide you can look up the scoring for the APFT and divide by half. Obviously it's tougher to maintain performance for two miles or two minutes than half that. Also, most likely whoever is grading the APFT will not be as strict as the MS4 or non-com grading your son when he gets to campus. If he can't get to at least half the time or number that meets the minimum APFT score of 60, then you will know what he needs to work on.
Thank you!
 

sdsmom

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Thank you AROTC-dad. He is taking his 1/1/1 test for the 4 year Army ROTC scholarship application. The form calls it the THE ROTC SCHOLARSHIP PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT.
I'm confused by the question. What is an AROTC PFA?

Do you mean the APFT or the OPAT?

To the best of my knowledge, AROTC only pays attention to the following:

PFT: (only for HS scholarship applicants).
APFT: For Cadets in AROTC
OPAT: A new test designed to determine if new recruits and soldiers can meet the physical demands of certain jobs such as infantry and armor specialties. (see link below)
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/04/us-army-unveils-new-physical-assessment-test.html and:
http://ciet.futurearmyofficers.com/2016/06/cadets-take-the-occupational-physical-assessment-test/
 

MissO

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I cannot offer much, except what my scores were. I'm a female and I scored 7:39 mile / 30 pushups / 40 situps.. my scholarship interviewer was pretty impressed with those scores, so I'm guessing for a male it would be somewhere around a 6 or 6:30 mile / 45 or 50 pushups / 60 situps? Best of luck!
 

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My son just took the 1:1:1 at Basic Camp at Ft Knox and he did 70 sit ups/ 45 push ups and 6:36 run.
I have no idea where this falls asleep far as scoring, I'm just a clueless mom, but he said he was happy with it so, I guess it was good.
 

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More is better and faster is better on the run. Don't spend a lot of mental energy on the PFT. I know it is one of the most tangible aspects of the process, but it's one of the smallest point getters. I'm willing to bet very few people lose out on a scholarship based on a low score, and no one is getting an offer just because they did well on a test they only take once.

Halving the APFT minimums is a good guide if you really need a number.

A male who's doing 40is push-ups and sit-ups and running a 7 minute is doing fine
 
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