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Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

Here is the link to follow to read about the new standard:

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

In a nutshell... starting January 1 of 2018, ALL Recruits will be required to pass an initial run standard BEFORE they commence basic military training. If they do not pass the initial run standard they will be given one more chance within a 48 hour period to retest and pass. If they fail to meet the requirements for the initial run standard they will be separated from the Navy with an entry level separation, which allows them to reapply at a later date with a waiver from Navy Recruiting Command.

Please read the article in the link for more details.

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Comment by 2choctawsailorsmom on February 1, 2018 at 2:35pm

My daughter just failed this test. She called today and said that it could take 2 weeks to a month to process her out. She said quit a few cadets failed. What are the next steps??? Is there a waiting period before she can apply for the waiver? Any info will help

Comment by Phoenixmom on February 1, 2018 at 4:50pm

Good Afternoon 2sailors2dogsmom I hope what I found can help you, I am very sorry to hear about your Daughter. Please know she will have other tries to complete. I will find other info as well.

On about their fifth day at the RTC, the new recruits are tested on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) at boot camp. The initial run standard for male recruits will be 16 minutes 10 seconds and 18 minutes 7 seconds for female recruits. See Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp. Those who pass continue with BC. Those who do not pass are moved to FIT and will be retested in 48 hours and must pass in order to continue at the RTC. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... for more information.

Comment by 2choctawsailorsmom on February 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

Thank you for the info and the link

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on February 2, 2018 at 10:39pm

TY Phoenixmom for catching this.

I am sorry for your daughter.

As far as when she may reapply the article just says "...at a later date." I am sure there is a waiting period...but I do not know what that is. Hopefully SEPS will tell her. 

This is a new feature of Boot Camp so we don't have much experience with it yet.

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