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It’s assumed part of the briefing will include the recommendation for a a new fitness assessment to replace the APFT, or series of assessments, based on combat fitness demands and which would affect job assnments.

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The following timeline following the history of Army fitness testing and development of the APFT was gleaned from “History of the United States Army Physical Fitness and Physical Readiness Testing,” by Joseph Knapik, Sc D, and Whitfield East, Ph D, published in the April-June, 2014 US Army Medical Department Journal.

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1858 First Fitness Assessment proposed for USMA Cadets: 15-foot wall climb, 15 hands hh horse vault (5 feet), 10-foot ditch leap, 1 mile run under 8 minutes or 2 mile run under 18 minutes, 4.5 mile walk in 1 hour, 3 mile ruck in 1 hour with 20 pound ruck, arms, and equipment.1895 USMA hires first Professional physical educator, John Koeer, who served as “Master of the Sword” until 1923.

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Under Koeer’s influence, system physical training was initiated throughout the US Army.1906 First required, Army-wide, physical training established. 44 required weekly infantry 12-mile rucks, and 18-mile movements for horse-mounted artillery and cavalry.


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