Army keeps traditional physical fitness test – for now

The Army will keep using the Army Physical Fitness Test to gauge readiness until a study into new methods is completed, the service announced.

In 2011, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command introduced a new test to more than 10,000 soldiers to measure Warrior Task and Battle Drill readiness. However, until that study is fully concluded, TRADOC command said “longstanding and proven” systems of physical fitness will continue to be the standard.

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