Soldiers Are Getting Burned Out. Army Leadership Knows It’s a Problem.

Paratroopers buddy rig their parachutes.

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth knows her force is overworked despite there being no major ongoing conflict involving American troops. She’s balancing a tough dichotomy: Keep soldiers trained for war while nurturing the force’s quality of life. She’s also hoping that a force that feels taken care of will stay in and hypothetically recommend service to […]

Congress’ Move to Scrap the ACFT Sparks Outcry from Army Leadership

Soldiers were evaluated on their physical fitness by taking the ACFT at Fort McCoy

If the Army were a TV show, this would be the end-of-season cliffhanger. Congress is seeking to kill the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT, and revert to the service’s previous fitness test. A move that, if successful, would surely draw the ire of senior leadership and confusion across the rank and file. On Friday, […]