The Physical Fitness Assessment (FA) is a test taken twice a year (fall and spring terms) while a cadet is enrolled in Air Force ROTC to make sure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. There are three events: push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run. Cadets who are in the General Military Course (GMC), but not on a scholarship, must attempt the test but do not have to pass. Cadets on a scholarship and cadets in the POC must pass the test each fall and spring term.
You must earn a minimum combined score of 75 points for push-ups and sit-ups and complete the run under the allotted time for your age bracket.
The FA comprises the MANDATORY physical fitness standards required by AFROTC to:
The FA is comprised of four events, which will be performed in the following order:
There are three-minute rest periods between each event. The sit-ups and push-ups have a one-minute time limit. You must get a minimum score of 75 to pass the FA.