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New Physical Assessment Test for U.S. Army reports that “the U.S. Army has launched a new physical fitness test designed to determine if new recruits and soldiers can meet the physical demands of certain jobs such as infantry and armor specialties.”

“The Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, will be administered to all recruits as a way to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties, or MOSs.”

“U.S. Army Recruiting Command estimates the test will be administered each year to about 80,000 recruits and thousands of cadets.”

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