The United States Army War College has administered the new Army Combat Fitness Test to see how Lieutenant Colonels and Colonels with 17-20 years of experience fared. The results were mixed, with some not making the grade every year. These same senior leaders had passed or even maxed the APFT for years. They were unprepared for the functional fitness requirements in the new ACFT. As a current active duty officer, I have witnessed over 48 seminars take the test and many of those selected to be the future leaders of our Army are incapable of meeting the requirements this test lays out. We have trained multiple graduates of the Army War College to not only pass this test, but improve their scores significantly. Some of the incoming class are prepared to do well. Most are prepared to pass. Some are not. We can assist you no matter what your preparation level. It is best to start early and not wait until the CSL comes out to make the decision that it’s time to get back in fighting shape.
Ok…you’ve done this one before…but now you’re smoked. There is very little rest between the last 5 events and the Sprint/Drag/Carry has already burnt your legs. Your core is on fire from the Leg Tuck. At the end of all this, you have to do a 2 mile run. The workouts at Carlisle Core Fitness and Health will help you manage your energy and know your pace in these events.
Each of these events are either similar to or exactly like the movements trained at Carlisle Core Fitness and Health. These movements were selected for their functional nature and it is no coincidence that Functional Fitness has been focused on them since its beginning. Don’t wait until the end of this year at the War College to get ready for this test. Get ahead of the game and be prepared to lead Soldiers from the front. It’s hard to demand a high score on the ACFT if you can’t do it yourself. As an officer who was selected for Brigade Command, and a graduate from the USAWC, I can tell you that this year goes by fast and this is the best year you are going to have to get back into shape. Everything we do is built to help you succeed.