I'm a female candidate at USNA, and after searching this site for weeks, I can't find anyone answering one of the specific questions I have. (If it has been answered somewhere else, please link me to the thread.) I took my CFA in late September and submitted it to USNA. I was relatively pleased with my other scores, but my concern lies in the flexed arm hang and the run. I wasn't expecting to be so tired after everything, and my body fatigued very quickly. BB: 50 ft Hang: 18.9 sec Shuttle: 10.2 sec Situps: 66 Pushups: 40 Mile: 9:20 Since submitting this score, I haven't heard anything back from USNA. I submitted a score to USAFA this last week because I needed to meet my deadline, but the weather was a lot worse and I had a pretty bad cold (although that isn't much of an excuse for a mile that bad), and here were my scores. BB: 52 ft Hang: 20 sec Shuttle: 10 sec Situps: 68 Pushups: 37 Mile: 9:52 USAFA responded the next morning informing me that I had failed and had until Dec. 12 to retake the CFA. I plan on retaking then and sending to USNA as well, and am currently training everyday by doing a mixture of quarter mile sprints and 2-4 mile runs, but while I can run an 8:10-8:30 mile at home, I can't seem to break 9 on the CFA. I've been working on a pull-up also, and I'm very close. My question is two-fold. First, is the fact that Navy hasn't contacted me with a failure a good thing? A midshipman I met with mentioned it probably is, but he was one of those who had passed his on the first try. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to settle with what I already have, I'm working hard to ensure success this next time around, but the more I know about the process the better. Second, what can I be doing to further increase my scores in the next 3 weeks? I've been told by my BGO and my region's coordinator that the CFA is the largest thing in my way, and I need to kill it this next time around. Thank you.