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  • Army's Big Pt Test Changes
    Army's Big PT Test Changes
    This potential policy change of the Army PFT standards article was written in 2011. After testing the ACRT / APRT on more than ...
  • Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
    The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. It is used...
  • Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
    To ace the running portion of any PFT, it is most important to learn your pace. Recognize breathing, arm swing, leg stride, foo...
  • Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
    The Army's Physical Fitness program features a Physical Fitness Test and the Army Weight Control Program. The program helps mak...

Marine Corps Special Operations

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Marine RECON and MARSOC

Marine RECON and MARSOC

Marine RECON and MARSOC – Changes in Structure / Operations Since the early years after September 11, 2001, the United States has ramped up its battle against terrorists worldwide and the special operations community has grown and changed to better prepare our special operators to do their mission. The Marine Corps has also changed the way t... more

Special Forces - Special Operations Fitness Test

New Special Operations Fitness Test

There is a new Special Forces / Special Operations fitness test making its way around the Team areas and creating a fun and competitive event for many of our Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC Special Operators. It is called the Upper body Round Robin (UBRR). The test consists of seven upper body exercises, a speed and long distance run. The UBRR provi... more

Army Airborne PFT

US Army Airborne Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

If you are preparing to become a member of any Special Operations Group (Army SF, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Marine RECON, Air Force PJs, EOD units, and others) you must graduate from the Army Basic Airborne Course (BAC) in Fort Benning. Not only is it a prerequisite for Special Ops, but it has become a mandatory school to further your Army career as ... more

Spec Ops: Who's Toughest?

Specops - Who's Toughest?

A future Special Ops Soldier asks: "I am not sure which branch of service I would like to join, but I do know I want to do something in the Special Operations. Which one is the toughest and best trained?" This is the question I normally do not answer as the only people, in my opinion, who can answer which training programs are the best or toug... more

Ramp Up for Spec Ops

Ramp Up for Spec Ops

Here are a few commonly asked questions regarding a young man joining the military and then advancing onto challenging follow on training. But my answers apply to anyone seeking to join the military or a law enforcement academy as well. Here are his questions: I am going to ship next month to the Navy then go to SEAL training after Boot. Here a... more

The Combat Swim

The Combat Swim

"What is the best technique for swimming with fins" is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from future and active duty military personnel. Most are looking for the most efficient way to swim with fins in challenging special operations training such as Navy SEALs, EOD/Diver, Army Rangers, Green Berets, USMC RECON, and Air Force P... more

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