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Army PRT System 2023

Army physical readiness is defined as the capability to meet the physical demands of any combat or duty position, accomplish the mission, and continue to fight and win.

Goal: The primary objective of the Army Physical Fitness Training Program is to cultivate Soldiers who are physically capable and ready to execute their duty assignments or combat roles. This goal is realized by focusing on:

  • Strength: Physical power and muscle resilience.
  • Endurance: The ability to withstand physically strenuous tasks over prolonged periods.
  • Mobility: Ability to move with ease and speed in any environment.

Soldiers trained under this program should be equipped to carry out their duties effectively and maintain consistent performance during full spectrum operations.

Essential Skills: Soldiers trained through PRT exhibit the following competencies:

  • Mobility: Enables the application of strength and endurance to execute basic military tasks.
  • Key Military Tasks: Marching, speed running, jumping, vaulting, climbing, crawling, combatives, and water survival. These skills are pivotal for a Soldier’s personal safety and efficient performance during both training and combat operations.

Significance of Physical Fitness: Physical fitness and health lay the foundation for physical readiness. This readiness translates into combat readiness, equipping Soldiers and units to efficiently undertake full spectrum operations.

Secondary Objectives of PRT:

  1. Confidence and Will: Instilling belief in oneself and the determination to win.
  2. Teamwork: Fostering camaraderie and unit cohesion.
  3. Attributes: Encouraging aggressiveness, resourcefulness, and resilience in every Soldier.

The PRT System:

  • Approach: The PRT System guides Soldiers towards optimal physical readiness through a methodical regimen of drills and activities tailored to bolster the performance of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (WTBDs).
  • Objective: The endgame of Army PRT is to nurture all Soldiers’ physical attributes to their maximum potential, ensuring they have confidence in their capacities under any given situation.

Core Elements of the PRT System:

  1. Phases: Stages of training that provide structure to the program.
  2. Principles: Guiding tenets that steer the course of training.
  3. Components: Essential elements that constitute the training program.
  4. Types: Different methodologies and approaches within the training regimen.
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