All-minimum scores won’t cut it for new Marine fitness tests

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A Marine with Marine Forces Reserve conducts a fireman carry during the maneuver under fire portion of the combat fitness test at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Dec. 21, 2018. (ANDY O. MARTINEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
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A Marine with Marine Forces Reserve conducts a fireman carry during the maneuver under fire portion of the combat fitness test at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Dec. 21, 2018. (ANDY O. MARTINEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

All-minimum scores won’t cut it for new Marine fitness tests

by: Martin Egnash | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 11, 2019

Marines will need to start preparing for more challenging fitness tests after the Corps announced changes to its physical fitness and combat fitness tests beginning this month.

Late last year, a Marine Corps administrative message outlined several major changes to the fitness tests that Marines are required to complete annually and which partly determine their promotions. Some may find the new tests harder to ace, while others may struggle to just pass.

“We’ve increased the standards,” said Col. Stephen Armes, director of the Corps’ Force Fitness Division, in a statement. “Although scores may dip a little, Marines will respond to the challenge to get their numbers back up.”

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