New Navy Numbers: The Navy is working on making some adjustments to sailors’ fitness assessments. These new assessments are increasing body fat limits and even reducing punishments for sailors who struggle with maintaining healthy levels.
Realistic Remedies: The goal of these new fitness assessments is to help sailors who are struggling to stay fit with their overall health. The focus is moving away from punishments and more on success. Many believe that these new parameters are more realistic.
Less Focus on Failure: The new pilot program, which is scheduled to launch this coming fall, will assess all sailors’ physical abilities rather than focusing on their failures. For example, for sailors who have no trouble running or doing sit-ups but fail the body fat composition will no longer fail the fitness program altogether.