The Army OPAT Test: Everything You Need to Know
The Heavy Costs of Low-Fit First Responders
The OPAT is an Army entry physical test that measures the speed, strength, and conditioning of the incoming recruit. With an OPAT score, combined with mental and psychological profile tests, the Army can more smartly position recruits into “occupational tracks” that align with their baseline skills. This definitely includes their physical potential.
A 2014 report issued by the FBI indicated that 80% of our nation’s law enforcement officers were overweight. A further report showed that half of these overweight officers, or 40% of all officers, were obese. Reports and research from previous years indicate that U.S. sworn officers are generally less aerobically fit than the U.S. general […]