Women are failing the Army’s new fitness tests at a massive rate.
So what was taken out of that?
You guessed it: ” whether the Army’s attempt to create a fitter force is creating more barriers to success for women.”
Only a fucking liberal can think like this.
The military is about killing our enemies. It’s not about making women feel good about themselves.
What I’d like to know is why enlisted women fail at a much higher rate than officers.
Internal Army figures from April show 44% of women failed the ACFT, compared to 7% of men since Oct. 1. “Female soldiers continue to lag male soldier scores in all events,” according to a United States Army Forces Command briefing obtained by Military.com.
FORSCOM data includes the results of 106,000 ACFTs taken in the first half of fiscal 2021. This amounts to 27% of women and 36% of men in the force who also have scores logged into the Army’s database, meaning the data could potentially be incomplete. FORSCOM tracks 3,400 new fitness tests per week on average.
The Army remains in a beta phase for the ACFT. Until March 2022, scores on the test will not affect soldiers’ careers; officials have said they may implement additional changes before then, including gender-specific standards.
The most difficult event for both male and female soldiers is the two-mile run, with 5% and 22% failing, respectively. The run must be completed within 21 minutes.
While the previous Army fitness test’s two-mile run actually had a more challenging minimum passing time for most age groups, the ACFT’s run takes place after five physically draining events, adding another level of difficulty.
Failure rate by event for men:
Deadlift: Less than 1%
Standing Power Throw: Less than 1%
Hand-Release Push-Ups: Less than 1%
Sprint-Drag-Carry: Less than 1%
Leg Tucks: 2%
Two-Mile Run: 5%
Failure rate by event for women:
Standing Power Throw: 15%
Hand-Release Push-Ups: 2%
Leg Tucks: 22%
Two-Mile Run: 22%
The pass rate for women is up 12% from last year, yet enlisted women continue to struggle the most, with a 53% fail rate. Female officers have only a 23% fail rate, but that’s still significantly higher than the fail rate for men, enlisted or officer.