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NOTICE OF FORTHCOMING CHANGES TO THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST AND COMBAT FITNESS TEST

Date Signed: 9/24/2018
MARADMINS Number: 539/18

R 241355Z SEP 18
MARADMIN 539/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CG MCCDC QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/NOTICE OF FORTHCOMING CHANGES TO THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST AND COMBAT FITNESS TEST//
REF/A/MCO 6100.13A/17 JAN 2018//
REF/B/FRAGO 4 (IMPLEMENTATION) TO MARINE CORPS FORCE INTEGRATION CAMPAIGN PLAN//
NARR/REF A IS MARINE CORPS ORDER 6100.3A MARINE CORPS PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST AND COMBAT FITNESS TEST.  REF B IMPLEMENTS THE MARINE CORPS FORCE INTEGRATION CAMPAIGN PLAN.//
POC/ADAM UNKLE/MAJ/UNIT: TECOM FORCE FITNESS DIVISION/EMAIL: ADAM.S.UNKLE@USMC.MIL/COMM: 703-432-2231//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This MARADMIN announces changes to the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Combat Fitness Test (CFT) that will go into effect on 1 Jan 2019.
2.  New minimums and maximums on the pull-up portion of the female Marine hybrid pull-up/push-up test are as follows: 
Age Group:  Minimum repetitions: Maximum repetitions:
17-20   1   7
21-25   3   11
26-30   4   12
31-35   3   11
36-40   3   10
41-45   2   8
46-50   2   6
51+     2   4
The push-up portion of the hybrid pull-up/push-up test remains unchanged.
3.  Rest time between CFT events will be three minutes.  This replaces the minimum rest time of five minutes between events.
4.  The minimum combined score required to pass the PFT or CFT will be 150.  The minimum performance in each PFT and CFT event will not achieve the overall points required for a passing score.  Additional points must be earned in at least one event in order to achieve a third class score.  Failure to meet the minimum requirements in any one event constitutes a failure of the entire test, regardless of the total number of points earned.
5.  All changes to the PFT and CFT will be codified with Marine Corps Order 6100.13A with Change 1, “Marine Corps Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Tests” to be published prior to 1 Jan 2019.
6.  The gender and age neutral ground combat arms Initial Strength Test, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Classification Standards, and MOS Specific Physical Standards published in ref (b) are unchanged. Standards for assignment of non-ground combat arms Marines to load bearing units are unchanged as well.
7.  Any additional information will be published on the Force Fitness Division (FFD) website at www.fitness.marines.mil.  Questions regarding these changes should be directed to the FFD organizational email: tecom.forcefitness@usmc.mil.
8.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
9.  Release authorized by Lieutenant General D. H. Berger, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat and Development Command.//