Accession Number:

ADA510389

Title:

Combat Fitness Test: Testing to Reality

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

For it is conspicuous that what the machine has failed to do right up to the present moment is decrease by a single pound the weight the individual has to carry on his back in war. S. L. A. Marshalls words still ring true today, and as an expeditionary force in readiness, the United States Marine Corps must be ready to conduct combat operations with these heavy loads in any clime and place. An aggressive combat conditioning program measured by analogous and realistic evaluations is critical to this readiness. Every Marine must train and be ready to meet the challenges of combat from the outset and sustain those operations indefinitely until victory is achieved. The Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test CFT must evaluate Marines under a prescribed weight load to provide consistency with doctrinal Marine Corps combat training and philosophy, and accurately assess the combat functional fitness of every Marine.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE