Cadet Summer Training

9 Regiment Advanced Camp Cadets take on the Army Physical Fitness Test

By Savoury Jacobson

FORT KNOX, Ky-9 Regiment Advanced Camp Cadets got up early to complete their Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Knox, Ky on June 15, 2017.

Cadets pass an on looking cadre member on their two mile run during the army physical fitness test at Fort Knox, Ky on July 15, 2017. (Photo by Savoury Jacobson.)

The test involved doing sit-ups, push-ups, and a two-mile run. Cadets are expected to pass the minimum requirement, and some go well beyond. Gender and age determine what requisite the individual must meet. Cadre over see the process keeping time and calling out orders as the Cadets try to get a best time and count in the different physical exercises.

Cadets wait for the signal to begin their two mile run during the Army Physical Fitness Test at Fort Knox, Ky on July 15, 2017. (Photo by Savoury Jacobson.)

Physical fitness has long been a foundation in army training and a core attribute of being a soldier. Cadets are expected to maintain fitness throughout their thirty-one day stay at Fort Knox. And leaders expect all the future soldiers to take on the key tenets of fitness, habits which should follow them through their future life and career.

Cadet Summer Training will bring around 8,200 Cadets through Basic and Advanced Camp this summer on Fort Knox. These camps are designed to help challenge, grow and improve various skills and leadership qualities within the Cadets. If you think you have what it takes to be a Cadet or if you are interested in a job after college click the following link: https://my.goarmy.com/info/rotc1/index.jsp?iom=IP08-AUTO-R1NA-BR-XXX-XX-XXX-MO-XX-X-BRCMAC:IP08

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Savoury Jacobson

Savoury Jacobson is a freelance military journalist. Aside from previous work with the Oregon Army National Guard, she currently works for U.S. Army Cadet Command in Fort Knox, Ky. Ms. Jacobson is also currently an editor for T.A.P.S. Magazine, a publication for families of the fallen.

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