ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST (ACFT)
Servicemen’s capabilities and skills represent the basis of the increasing professional level required to plan and carry out military actions within a multinutional framework, under various circumstances pertaining to geopolitics, relief and climate, tradition and civilization. The overall vision of an army must be centered on servicemen’s mental and physical training that could be, at a certain moment, the key to success on any military operation they conduct.
Servicemen deploying on NATO missions have to cope with a complex, lethal, competitive, dynamic operational environment, which has evolved over the past years, with the opponents resorting to a combination of asymmetric hybrid conventional and unconventional strategies. Thus, servicemen’s physical training programs need constant improvement in order to keep up with the requirements consistent with modern warfare. Moreover, the regular assessment aimed at checking the military personnel’s physical fitness must evolve accordingly to validate their combat readines.
*** US ARMY ACFT Field Testing Manual, Army Center for Initial Military Training, TRADOC, Fort Eustis, 2018.
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