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Independent Review of the Army Combat Fitness Test Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations : RAND Corporation , 2022


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From the summary: "The Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) is a six-event fitness test designed by the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training as a replacement for the Army’s long-standing Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). The two tests are different in several ways. The APFT contained three events: push-ups, sit-ups, and a two-mile run. The ACFT has been expanded to six events: maximum deadlift, standing power throw, hand release push-up, sprint-drag-carry, leg tuck or plank (soldier chooses one), and a two-mile run. The tests are scored differently, and the ACFT has been designed to achieve a broad set of purposes: ensuring the physical fitness needed for combat, reducing preventable injuries, and transforming Army fitness culture."



et al., Hardison, Chaitra M., Panis, Christina, Krull, Heather, Mayberry, Paul W., Setodji, Claude Messan, Madison, Rodger, Simpson, Mark


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