Failed PFA

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  1. WarrenJL

    WarrenJL New Member

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    So I failed my PFA(Physical Fitness Assessment) this semester for AFROTC. My first semester I passed with an 80 something. This semester though I haven't had as much time to workout as I would like and I failed the PFA by like 6 pushups, only doing like 27 when min was 33 or something. Now I gotta retake the entire thing.

    I'm gonna do my best to pass this time and probably will. Being a really concerned individual about my future though if I was to hypothetically fail a 2nd time would I need to be worried. I'm only a first year cadet Freshmen AS100 and I don't have a scholarship nor am I looking for one. Should I be worried?

    I read on the AFROTC website that being a freshmen non scholarship cadet I only need attempt, not pass the PFA. That still true?

    Any help to console my worried self would be highly appreciated.
     
  2. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    You control the outcome of this. Find the time. Pass the PFA.
     
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  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Being worried and fearful is sometimes the best motivator. Get the workouts in. Pass the PFA.
     
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    Pima 10-Year Member

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    You need to realize that this is also a moment where the cadre's eyes are on you. Whether or not you need to pass as a non-contracted cadet should not be a factor in your motivation. What should be your motivation is next year when you are up for SFT aka LEAD your PFA and your CoCs ranking will make up a huge chunk of your score. Thus, that PFA is going to be a part of your life for the next few years. Additionally the CoC might rank you lower because if he/she has to choose between you and another cadet with the same major and the same gpa, but they have a 97 on the PFA and you have an 87, who do you think they will rank higher.

    Sorry if this upsets you, but I think you need to understand that although the ADAF considers 18 holes of golf carrying your clubs as PT, AFROTC does not.
     
  5. SunnyCal

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    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - right before bed - do your push-ups. Try doing 3 sets of 10 push-ups at first and later increase, e.g., 3 sets of 15. I would do crunches in between push-up sets for a break. Focus on technique - all the way down and all the way up.

    Good Luck!
     
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  6. C76706340

    C76706340 VMI '2019+3, AROTC Scholarship Winner

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    YOU CAN DO IT!