Get serious about PT

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    For those of you going to BOLC soon.... Be sure to maintain your physical fitness. A large number of newly minted 2nd LTs currently at Ft. Knox were just informed that they will not be released to go to their BOLC until they pass the APFT. NOT a good way to start ones Army career I would guess.
     
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    k2rider 5-Year Member

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    What?!! How does this even happen? Barring an injury that keeps you from staying in shape, there are no excuses for not being able to PASS such a simple PT test. If I was running the show, I'd give them 30 days to be able to pass and then start getting crazy. As it is, the testing is too easy. Maybe a threat of loss of pay or reduction in rank would get these 2LT' scared straight.

    I saw this same issue in a 30 year law enforcement career with a 2000+ officer department. Back in the 80's, we were tested monthly but for a variety of reasons, that went away and the physical fitness & abilities of our officers has circled the drain since. I would bet that at least 1/2 the department couldn't pass the test they were required to pass to get hired. I kind of like to know that my cover unit can get over a 6 foot wall to help me if I'm in a fight.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Did a large number actually fail? Or is this just something they were told?
     
  4. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    17 failed the test. As for k2rider, totally agree! In 23 years of law enforcement I only took one fitness test and that was at the academy. Several of my fellow officers often struggled to even get out of a car. I can promises you no one would ever confuse my body with an MMA fighter but I always stayed in shape. And for those with "dad" bodies pear is a fruit... not a shape! Sorry I digress. Absent an injury failing a PT test is totally unsatisfactory! All of these kids had to take a final APFT in the last 45 -60 days to commission so I don't understand what happened here. I'm certain someone salty with lots of stripes with the backing of someone with an eagle or star on their uniform is going to help these folks see light very soon!
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    This is just....awesome! :lolatyou:
     
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    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    Any pictures? Not of you, sheriff , but of officers trying to get out of a car.

    Couldn't agree more with the sentiments expressed. Being out of shape is a sure fire way to begin losing the respect of your soldiers...regardless of one's branch.
     
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  7. DesertCaliMom

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    Not being an example in every way is a good way to lose respect. I often wonder why we sacrifice important values and directives for the sake of expediency.
     
  8. -Bull-

    -Bull- 10-Year Member

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    Many of them forget that commissioning was just the beginning. The butter bar gives you access to the Officer Corps, but you have to earn your keep every day. They'll learn soon enough