ACFT 3.0 incorporates two significant changes: (1) the inclusion of the Plank as a 100-point alternative to the Leg Tuck, and (2) the inclusion of an evaluation system with gender-informed performance categories.
Building on the lessons from the ACFT 2.0, the Army will incorporate modifications into the next iterations known as ACFT 3.0 starting April 1, 2021. The Army designed this evaluation system to achieve two objectives: (1) foster and recognize above-average physical performance, something inherent to Army culture, and (2) account for recognized physiological differences between men and women.
ARTICLE: ACFT 3.0: Exploring a more inclusive scoring assessment, planks stay
Army Directive 2020-6 (Army Combat Fitness Test)
» Deadlift the maximum weight possible three times
» Throw a 10-pound medicine ball backward and overhead for distance.
» Complete as many Hand-Release Push-ups as possible in two minutes.
» Conduct 5 x 50 meter shuttles for time - sprint, drag, lateral, carry and sprint.
» LEG TUCK: Complete as many leg tucks as possible; maintain a relative vertical posture while moving the hips and knees up and down without excessive swinging.
» PLANK: Maintain a proper plank position for as long as possible
» Run two miles for time on a measured, generally flat outdoor course.
Army Combat Fitness Test Initial Operation Capability
ACFT Channel on YouTube
ACFT FY20 Standards
Army Combat Fitness Test Training Guide
FM 7-22 Army Physical Readiness Training
ACFT Equipment List
ACFT Field Testing Manual
Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) Manual
Six Event Highlight Poster (GTA 07-08-005)
Army Physical Readiness Training application (iOS)
Army Physical Readiness Training application (Android)
Any comments or recommendations for improvement should be prepared using DA Form 2028 and sent to Director, Research and Analysis, United States Army Center for Initial Military Training, ATTN: ATMT-RA, 210 Dillon Circle, Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5701, or submit an electronic DA Form 2028 by email to: email@example.com.