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How to Join Naval Special Operations

How to Join Naval Special Operations

Do you think you have what is takes to become a member of Naval Special Warfare or Special Operations? You have several choices now! As of October 2006, the Navy changed the way SEAL Teams, SEAL recruits, and all the branches of Naval Special Warfare/Operations do business. Now, SEAL enlisted personnel no longer have to select Source ratings (i.... more

TRADOC Revises Army Physical Fitness Test

Tradoc Revises Army Physical Fitness Test

This piece was written in November of 2011. The test is still being evaluated. Soldiers will be better prepared if they train how they would fight. This innovative physical readiness training philosophy, implemented by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, has driven the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School to revise not only how the Army c... more

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 10,000 soldiers, TRADOC decided not to implement proposed changes and are still researching the data.  The original Army Physical Fitness Test of pushups, situps, and 2 mile timed run is still being used by the entire Ar... more

Navy Training for Teens

Navy Training for Teens

Here is an email I receive often from young teenagers who know they want to serve their country, but are curious how to start preparing themselves for the military training - especially Navy SEAL and other Navy programs like aviation and of course learning seamanship. Mr. Smith, I am 15 years old and have wanted to be in the Navy since I was 10... more

Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by ma... more

Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

Physical fitness requirements in the Coast Guard are often linked directly specific job requirements. Coast Guard men and women who serve on Law Enforcement, Port Security or Maritime Safety and Security Teams, must comply with specific physical standards. The following chart shows the Coast Guard's Physical Fitness requirements for serving on ... more

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