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darin
02-10-2016, 03:38 AM
Excellent!

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/02/09/new-army-pt-test-recruits-could-determine-their-career-path/80079102/


1. Taking shape. Test developers worked with those in physically demanding military occupational specialties to isolate which tasks require what amounts of effort, CIMT commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser said. That data, once crunched, "answered the question of how much strength, power and aerobic capacity a fully trained, MOS-qualified soldier needs ... for their first unit of assignment," Funkhouser said.

2. The final four. Developers were able to distill those physical demands into four events: the standing long jump, seated power throw, strength dead lift and aerobic interval run. Specific details, including weights and distances involved in the events, weren't immediately available, but the video points out the correlations between those tasks and likely Army duties: The jump measures lower body strength for "repetitive lift and carry," for instance, while the dead lift measures power needed during a casualty evacuation.

3. Working backward. Recruits won't be expected to step into their MOS as fully formed fighting machines. Like the ASVAB, the test is designed to provide a base fitness measure a level that, after the amount of improvement expected during a recruit's initial days in uniform, would be expected to rise to meet the Army's needs.

"In order to be awarded the MOS, you will have to successfully complete the high physical demand tasks and the warrior tasks and battle drills," Funkhouser said. "The OPAT ... will help predict your ability to be trained to that level of fitness."

4. Launch date. Studies will continue until the middle of the year before a planned launch with new recruits this summer, CIMT Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg said in the video. An exact date hasn't been decided upon, according to the TRADOC blog post.

Perianne
02-10-2016, 05:19 AM
I am not sure this is a good thing.

Abbey
02-10-2016, 11:44 AM
Cue liberal groups claiming the tests discriminate against women. :(

I've always said, decide what is actually physically necessary to the job, don't change the test for anyone to help them pass, and if they can pass the test "as is", they deserve the job.

What cannot be measured, though, is the willingness of our men to perform crucial life-threatening tasks, once they no longer feel special and well, manly, for doing so.

Without their willingness, we are lost.

darin
02-10-2016, 01:45 PM
Since forever women's physical fitness test requirements have been probably 2/3rds of what the same aged male would need to pass the tests.

aboutime
02-10-2016, 02:49 PM
Cue liberal groups claiming the tests discriminate against women. :(

I've always said, decide what is actually physically necessary to the job, don't change the test for anyone to help them pass, and if they can pass the test "as is", they deserve the job.

What cannot be measured, though, is the willingness of our men to perform crucial life-threatening tasks, once they no longer feel special and well, manly, for doing so.

Without their willingness, we are lost.


Abbey. Let's use a reasonable kind of test with TWO very familiar females. Namely Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton.

Let's use both of them to do the testing, and see how much Liberal Discrimination they can blame on the VAST RIGHTWING CONSPIRACY??? That would be who Hillary would blame for her inability to climb a ROPE, or crawl under BARBED WIRE while being shot at!!
Those are two examples of HAVING NO WILLINGNESS...so they ARE LOST.