[IPAC-List] U.S. Army changes its fitness test

Bryan Baldwin Bryan.Baldwin at doj.ca.gov
Wed Mar 2 20:04:49 EST 2011

A good read for anyone interested physical fitness testing:

>From the article:

"FORT JACKSON, S.C. * Sit-ups don't make a soldier, the Army has
decided. So its 30-year-old fitness requirements are getting a
battlefield-inspired makeover.

Soon every soldier will have to run on a balance beam with two 30-pound
canisters of ammunition, drag a sled weighted with 180 pounds of
sandbags and vault over obstacles while carrying a rifle. Those were
just some of the tests the Army unveiled Tuesday as it moves toward
making its physical training look more like combat."

Bryan Baldwin
Staff Services Manager II
California Department of Justice
Division of Administrative Support
Personnel Programs
(916) 322-5446

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