The physical fitness assessment for contracting Cadets will be the Cadet Command Fitness Assessment (CCFA). The CCFA consists of
the 1 minute of push up, 1 minute of modified sit up (hands placed on opposite shoulders), and a 1 mile run. The chart below
shows the minimum standards for contracting.
The physical assessment used for retention and commissioning will remain the ACFT. Every Cadet preparing for graduation and commission will be given an ACFT within 120 days of commission.
The army combat fitness test (ACFT) is now the army's only physical fitness test, replacing the army physical fitness test
(APFT). All soldiers are challenged to pass the ACFT at the gold standard, which is an overall minimum total score of 60.
If you are an Active Duty or Active Guard Reserve Soldier, you will take the ACFT twice a year. As an Army Reserve or Army National Guard Soldier, you will take it once a year. While participating in the Army ROTC Program Cadets will take the ACFT once an academic semester.
As military operations become more complex, it's vital that every soldier is physically and mentally prepared to succeed. The ACFT will help you achieve peak physical fitness and mental endurance under pressure.
Designed with the latest exercise science and physical training insights, the ACFT empowers Soldiers to complete a variety of combat tasks. The test is comprised of six fitness components which improve everything from muscular strength and power to flexibility and coordination.
For more information and examples of the individual exercises of the ACFT, click here
For ACFT score calculator and score charts, click here