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    Default Infantry Physical Fitness test score standards.

    Airborne, Rangers, Green Berets have higher minimum PFT scores in order to qualify.

    Does Infantry have a higher minimum PFT or is the minimum for Infantry the same as the standard APFT?

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    I can only speak based on experience with a National Guard infantry battalion, but no, the PT standards were not higher than the rest of the Army. Not that people were meeting those anyway....

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    60% in each area

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    If your infantry you should be maxing out your pft score for the betterment of your self and job, and the people around you need you to be able to put out 150%

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    Well I got until January to prepare myself.

    thanks for the replies.

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    Minimum PFT scores are universal as are all standards set by the big army however it is up to your unit to add to that minimum. If you are talking about Infantry School then you wont have much to worry about because you WILL reach that minimum regardless of whether you can or not when you show up. If you show up being able to do 300 you'll find your score might actually drop as the training is streamlined for your average recruit. In any case, you are a professional so get off your **** and score a 300.

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    People ask this all the time. Then when you tell them they need a 60 in each event for the APFT to pass their faces light up. Let me tell you, thats the last thing a PL or any unit leader wants to see. Rather you should be going in asking whats the best possible score I can get. If you wanna be grunting it and humping around like light infantry, you better have a 300 plus score. And make a note to never as the minimum score needed, cause it just shows all you want to do is enough to get by, Army doesn't want "Average."

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    You can get into the Infantry with a 180 (bare minimum) APFT.


    You just won't like your life.

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    What excactly does the US Army fitness test involve?

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    I usually run a 14:30-15:00 2 mile run.

    My times have been a little bit longer lately though, so I'm a bit worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfishsoldier View Post
    What excactly does the US Army fitness test involve?
    2 mins - push ups
    2 mins - sit ups
    2 mile run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldfishsoldier View Post
    What excactly does the US Army fitness test involve?
    google APFT for details, but basically it is a 2 mile run, max push ups an situps in 2 mins(per event).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eknytz View Post
    I usually run a 14:30-15:00 2 mile run.

    My times have been a little bit longer lately though, so I'm a bit worried.
    [FONT=Arial]A possible sign of over-training; you may want to scale back or change your training regimen.[/FONT]

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    Sounds a bit like ours

    40 push ups min in 2 minutes

    75 cadence sit up max 100

    2.4 km run in under 11:18

    all bullshit far to easy, at least for infantry standards.

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    Slightly off-topic but some might find this interesting. I was in the Army from 1976-80 and 1983-86. By the time I went back in in '83 the Army had settled on the push-up, sit-up & 2 mile run they still use today.

    But from '76-'80 they had a bewildering array of PT tests. This is my PT card from 1978 in Germany.


    Two things come to mind immediately: I filled in the name block and my writing looks like I was in the 3d grade, and how the hell did I ever weigh 175 pounds??? But those are separate topics.



    There were 5 events on each PT Test, but they varied depending on what job you had. Every test I took in 1978 was inclement weather, so there was no run and it took place in the gym. The 80 meter shuttle run was some weird thing with blocks where you ran something like the suicide drills we had in basketball practice in high school. To be honest I don't remember what the **** the "bend and reach" was.

    I was in an MI-type unit and we normally did the staff & specialist PT test, which included the one mile run and the run, dodge and jump (again, don't ask me what the hell that was).

    In basic training we did the advanced PT test, which included the horizontal ladder and inverted crawl (or crab walk). Thank God they did away with that. Guaranteed to make you look retarded.

    Be thankful you only have to worry about three events .
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