International Students from the Roy P. Benavidez NCO Academy here at WHINSEC NCO Professional Development Course experience the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
Concentrate, Concentrate!
SSG Raphael Palumbo, WHINSEC student from the Brazilian Army, participates on the Standing Power Throw as part of the hands-on orientation of the Army Combat Fitness Test. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Photo by Daniel Cruz) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT BENNING, GA - Staying current with the U.S. Army modernization efforts, WHINSEC NCO Professional Development Course(NCOPD) students learned first-hand today about the new U.S. Army Fitness Test, the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

The ACFT comes about as society and the Army gets an improved understanding of exercise science and physical training. The ACFT will strengthen our fitness culture, reduce injuries, and increase unit readiness. The ACFT drives balanced and appropriate physical training that will reduce overuse injuries and unplanned attrition.

SFC Arthur Moran, an instructor with the Roy P. Benavidez NCO Academy at WHINSEC, explains the ACFT, furthermore its different events. WHINSEC cadre assists as demonstrators perform the exercises. Afterwards, twenty-seven students from the countries of; Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Saint Vincent and Uruguay were able to attempt each event.