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PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM FOR UNTRAINED CF PERSONNEL

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CountDC

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Did a search and didn't find this.  Couldn't figure best place for it either.

CANFORGEN 174/09 CMP 075/09 081338Z OCT 09
PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM FOR UNTRAINED CF PERSONNEL MESSAGE BILINGUE/BILINGUAL MESSAGE
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THE PURPOSE OF THIS CANFORGEN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CF MILITARY PERSONNEL INSTRUCTION (CF MIL PERS INSTR) - 06/09 PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM FOR UNTRAINED CF PERSONNEL

WITH MORE SEDENTARY LIFESTYLES ASSOCIATED WITH MANY OF TODAY S YOUTH, APPROXIMATELY 400 RECRUITS EACH YEAR FAIL THE CF EXPRES FITNESS TEST AFTER ARRIVAL AT BASIC TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS SUCH AS THE CANADIAN FORCES LEADERSHIP AND RECRUIT SCHOOL (CFLRS). EFFECTIVE ON 1 APR 09, CANADIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY (CDA) WILL IMPLEMENT A THRESHOLD FITNESS TEST (TFT) FOR REGULAR FORCE RECRUITS AND OFFICER CANDIDATES AT CFLRS PROCEEDING ON BASIC TRAINING. FOR THOSE WHO INITIALLY FAIL THE CF EXPRES TEST, A 90 DAY PROGRAM WITH EMPHASIS ON SUPPLEMENTARY FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLING ASSISTS THOSE WHO WISH TO IMPROVE THEIR PHYSICAL CONDITION, ALTHOUGH NOT ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE ON THIS PROGRAM ARE SUCCESSFUL

AN ANALYSIS OF THE DATA CONFIRMED THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO PREDICT THOSE WHO WILL HAVE A GOOD PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS WITH THE 90-DAY PROGRAM. THIS WOULD ALLOW CFLRS TO MORE EFFECTIVELY APPLY ITS RESOURCES TO POTENTIALLY SUCCESSFUL RECRUITS. THE ANALYSIS IDENTIFIED THE 20 METRE SHUTTLE RUN (MSR) AND PUSH-UPS AS THE KEY INDICATORS THAT WILL ONLY APPLY TO APPLICANTS UNDER 35 YEARS OF AGE. THE TFT STANDARD FOR MALES IS LEVEL 3.5 ON THE 20 MSR AND 4 PUSH UPS AND FOR FEMALES, LEVEL 2.5 ON THE 20 MSR AND 2 PUSH UPS. WHILE DATA WAS AVAILABLE FOR RECRUITS OF ALL AGES, IT WAS STATISTICALLY MEANINGFUL ONLY FOR THOSE AGED 35 AND UNDER AND, THEREFORE, THE TFT CAN ONLY REASONABLY BE APPLIED TO THIS GROUP. ADDITIONAL DATA GATHERED IN THE FUTURE MAY EVENTUALLY ALLOW AN EXPANSION OF THE TFT FOR CANDIDATES OVER THE AGE OF 35

FOR THOSE CANDIDATES UNDERGOING SUBSIDIZED EDUCATION AND NOT AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE 90-DAY PROGRAM AT CFLRS, SEPARATE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH ACCESS TO ASSISTANCE WITH SUPPLEMENTAL FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLING

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE TFT IS FOUND WITHIN THE INSTRUCTION, ALONG WITH ADMINISTRATIVE OR PROGRESS REVIEW BOARD PROCEDURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED AFTER MULTIPLE BUT UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS AT PASSING THE CF EXPRES TEST

THIS INSTRUCTION CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE CMP WEBSITE HTTP://HR.OTTAWA-HULL.MIL.CA/DOCS/INSTRUCTION/INSTRUCTIONS/ENGRAPH/H OME(UNDERSCORE)E.ASP


SIGNED BY MGEN W. SEMIANIW, CMP
 

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So now there is a required physical requirement when you arrive?Sort of like it use to be,only now they have a lower entry requirement.
 

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This is not "news".  If you look in any of the BMQ fitness (Warrior Fitness Platoon, New PT test at CFLRS) threads, the same standard is already there.
 

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The CANFORGEN is news.

That we enrol out-of-shape, lazy lardbuckets and pay them to try to get into marginal shape so they continue is not news.

If we returned to an enrolment standard that would be news.  But that might imperil the recruiting system's ability to claim that they meet their targets...
 

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dapaterson said:
The CANFORGEN is news.

That we enrol out-of-shape, lazy lardbuckets and pay them to try to get into marginal shape so they continue is not news.

If we returned to an enrolment standard that would be news.  But that might imperil the recruiting system's ability to claim that they meet their targets...

Although I completely agree with you, do you have a solution?

If the CF only accepted those in excellent shape, we'd have a much smaller CF than we currently do. And according to some threads here, it's already too small as it is.
 

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Nauticus said:
Although I completely agree with you, do you have a solution?

If the CF only accepted those in excellent shape, we'd have a much smaller CF than we currently do. And according to some threads here, it's already too small as it is.

This has already been discussed ad nauseum in other threads. We're not going to start doing it here again. Go over and post in one of the other ongoing discussions if you feel the need to pursue this.

The CANFORGEN is there and really needs no more discussion.

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