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FLW units test proposed PFT replacement

GUIDON staff

The U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training is here on Fort Leonard Wood this week in order to field test the Army Combat Readiness Test with Soldiers from the 1st Engineer, 3rd Chemical and 14th Military Police brigades.

According to CIMT officials, testing the program at the installation will help the Army determine the correct level of testing standards while allowing them to collect data on Soldier performance as the Army searches for the correct program to replace its aging Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been in place for nearly 40 years.

A CIMT study shows that the current APFT is only 39 percent predictive of a Soldier’s ability to do his or her job, while the proposed ACRT is about 81 percent predictive.

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