Audio: New Army Physical and Combat Readiness Tests
The Online and Social Media Division of the U.S. Army, hosted a Bloggers Roundtable in conjunction with the public reveal of the new Army Physical Readiness Test (APRT) and the Army Combat Readiness Test (ACRT), on Tuesday, March 1. Deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, will present the APRT and ACRT at Fort Jackson, S.C. Pilot programs for the new tests are scheduled to begin next month in various locations throughout the Army and are slated to replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) Army-wide later this year. The U.S. Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS), led by director, Frank Palkoska, will provide a live demonstration of both tests, marking the first public revealing.