Accession Number:

ADA508433

Title:

Physical Training Instructors: The Key to Combat Conditioning

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA SCHOOL OF ADVANCED WARFIGHTING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The number one modernization and product improvement program will continue to be the individual Marine. In fact, Marines who are not physically fit can be a detriment to the readiness and combat efficiency of their unit. Unfortunately, the Marine Corps is failing to provide its elite warfighters with a physical conditioning program that prepares them for the physical demands of combat. With a nominal investment in time, Marines could benefit from a program that assesses their units fitness in terms of their future operating environment, and that provides a progressive plan to ensure their units are capable of performing at the highest levels in combat. Such a program requires competent instructors. Consequently, the creation of a physical training instructor secondary military occupational specialty MOS will improve the Marine Corps ability to prepare for and conduct war.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE