It’s not the first time a test for military readiness has been used to target soldiers, but it is the first to target the entire military.
A military test called the Army Fit Test is a measure of physical and mental fitness.
It asks soldiers to sit for a range of exercises that range from walking to jumping.
The Army says it’s not intended to determine whether or not soldiers are fit to serve.
The military tests are being used to monitor readiness for the upcoming combat season, and the military will not reveal the name of the military test until next week, said Brig. Gen. John W. Davis, commander of the US Army Fitness Testing Command.
Davis said the Army will be publishing the test results in a military readiness report in coming weeks.
The test measures the level of aerobic capacity, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility, Davis said.
A test that will not be part of this year’s military fitness test will measure the soldiers’ aerobic capacity and cardiovascular fitness in a variety of activities that involve physical activity, Davis added.
“This is not intended as a benchmark or measure of fitness, it’s just something that we’re going to measure in the next couple weeks and will update our report accordingly.”
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