What you should know about the Army’s new fitness test rollout

The Army Combat Fitness Test entered a service-wide test phase this October and will transition to the physical test of record in October 2020.

The service is working to dish out $70 million worth of equipment to units across the force beginning in January, according to Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard, commander of the Center for Initial Military Training.

Hibbard previously told Army Times that the plan is to have all the equipment in place for active, Guard and Reserve units by May, which will line up with the summer training cycles of the Guard and Reserve.

All active-duty soldiers are supposed to take two ACFT diagnostic tests in 2020, while soldiers in the Guard and Reserve components will take one diagnostic test.

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Author: Dian Welle