Health & Safety

November 29, 2012

Flexed arm hang replaced in female PFT

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, pull-ups will replace the flexed arm (FAH) hang for female Marines running their annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

This change will take place in two phases, with phase one beginning Jan.1, 2013.  Phase one will serve as a transition period and is intended to allow commanders and individual female Marines to adjust individual and unit training routines to prepare for implementation of the new requirements.  The FAH will remain as part of the initial strength test conducted in recruiting and upon arrival at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and during PFTs conducted at recruit training.  The FAH will also remain as part of the PFT for officer candidates in the selection process as well as in PFTs taken during officer candidates school.

During calendar year 2013, female Marines will have the option to choose pull-ups or the FAH on the PFT; the score from the chosen event will be used in calculation of the official PFT score for all purposes.

Phase two will commence on Jan. 1, 2014.  Pull-ups will replace the FAH portion of   the PFT.  Scoring tables may be adjusted as data is gathered and assessed.

Pull-up scoring for female Marines:

8 pull-ups = 100 points

7 pull-ups = 95 points

6 pull-ups = 85 points

5 pull-ups = 75 points

4 pull-ups = 65 points

3 pull-ups = 40 points

To pass the pull-up portion of this event, females will be required to execute at least three pull-ups.

For more information, consult ALMAR 046/12.


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