Posted 28 March 2012 - 21:42
Five academic tests, two PT tests (initial and final) and the FLX exercises if you're street to seat. Land nav distance varies based on which lane you're given (random assignment) but averages 3.5 kilometers between four points in the forest. The ruck is six miles.
If you step it out on the ruck, you'll do fine. I did an Airborne shuffle run and came in around 58:50, so dialing it back to a powerwalk should still hit the 1:20 mark. Our fastest candidate hit it in around 50 minutes and the slowest was crawling along with little baby steps and managed 1:56. Our class was the last to go through WOCS under the old standard.
Everyone in the class who truly wanted to be there would have passed under the new rules. It's not going to harm hard workers, just weed out the lazy dirtbags and those who simply cannot meet the physical standard required of Soldiers.