The Combat Fitness Test is a physical fitness test of the United States Marine Corps, and is used in complement to the USMC Physical Fitness Test. The British Army formerly used a test of the same name which is currently known as the Annual Fitness Test.
United States Marine Corps
U.S. Marine struggles to hold two 30-pound ammunition cans on his shoulders during part of the super physical fitness test on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 17, 2009.
In the Marine Corps, the Combat Fitness Test has three events:
- an 880-yard "Movement to Contact" run in boots and utility pants
- two minutes of lifting a 30-pound ammo can over the head, earning points for the number done in the time limit
- the “Maneuver Under Fire” drill is part obstacle course, part conditioning, and part combat test:
- 25-yard crawl
- hauling a simulated casualty using two different carries: drag and fireman's carry over 75 yards zigzaging through cones
- sprint while carrying two 30-pound ammo cans over 75 yards through the same cones
- throwing a dummy hand grenade into a marked circle 22.5 yards away
- 3 pushups and a sprint with the ammo cans to the finish line.
Major General Vaughn Ary, Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant, December 4, 2011
This test was implemented in mid-2008 by Commandant of the Marine Corps James T. Conway as a more combat oriented version of, but supplement to, the Physical Fitness Test.