Army’s new PT test for the boots: 

The Occupational Physical Assessment Test, a new way to measure physical aptitude of recruits, is tentatively scheduled for a June roll-out. If you have 30 minutes to burn, you can watch the Army’s official OPAT instructional video here. In the meantime, here’s what we know about the four physical events:

The regular Army PT test will still remain in place. That’s the two-mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups. Nothing changes there. This new test, which SOFREP’s Desiree Huitt talked about in February, is intended to see how well recruits qualify for the MOS that they are supposed to go into. In other words, if you are planning on being and infantryman infantry person or Special Forces, and you have little girl arms, you will gently be steered into another direction. According to the article, it’s not all the hooah jobs that require a good score, either. They use the example of a mechanic who might have to change out one of the heavy-ass tires on an MRAP.