An officer candidate lifts an ammo can during a combat fitness test at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., July 16, 2019. (PHUCHUNG NGUYEN/ U.S. MARINE CORPS)
An officer candidate lifts an ammo can during a combat fitness test at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., July 16, 2019. (PHUCHUNG NGUYEN/ U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Marines voice their opinions on how to improve their service’s physical fitness programs

by Carlos M. Vazquez II
Stars and Stripes

The Marine Corps Force Fitness Division has been asking Marines and the civilians who work with them for ideas on how to improve the Corps’ physical fitness programs.

Earlier this month, the Marine Corps’ Fitness Operational Advisory Group released a survey looking for input on improving the Physical Fitness Test, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, the Force Fitness Instructor Program, Civilian Certified Athletic Trainers in the Operating Forces, Marine Corps Water Survival Training Program and military occupational specialty specific physical standards.

The survey, which ends Saturday and can be found at www.fitness.marines.mil, has approximately 28 questions, depending on which program the respondent chooses to address. Questions are tailored according to demographics, and documentation can be uploaded to support the survey-taker’s ideas.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.596567

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