Evolution and adaptability are the cornerstones of our force. The Army Physical Fitness test served us for 40 years, and through our improved understanding of exercise science and physical training, we transition to the Army Combat Fitness Test.
ACFT 2.0 became the force’s test of record Oct. 1, 2020, but troops have more time to train for and pass the test without fear of it negatively impacting their careers during this time. The event has evolved to include the option to substitute a two-minute plank, once a Soldier has attempted the leg tuck.
The other six events are still locked in; the 3 repetition maximum dead-lift, standing power throw, hand release pushups, leg tuck, 2-mile run, and sprint, drag, carry. The plank is just an interim assessment.
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Army Directive 2020-6 (Army Combat Fitness Test)
»»» ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST EVENTS
» 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.
» Complete as many leg tucks as possible; maintain a relative vertical posture while moving the hips and knees up and down without excessive swinging.
» 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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