Physical Training Instructors: The Key to Combat Conditioning
MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA SCHOOL OF ADVANCED WARFIGHTING
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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.
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