By Anne S. Mavor
Univ. of Minnesota, dual towns. document by way of the Committee at the adolescence inhabitants and army Recruitment examines developments within the formative years inhabitants relative to the desires of the army and the criteria used to display candidates to satisfy those wishes. subject matters comprise substance abuse and cigarette use, and extra. For army physicians.
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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Abnormalities in posture, habitus, and gait. Deformation, particularly of extremities. Limitations of motion and joints. Muscle absence or atrophy. Lack of muscle strength. Incoordination. Missing digits. Skin eruptions and other skin abnormalities. Apprehension, reluctance, or inability to perform in a prescribed manner due to fear of pain or joint dislocation. 10. Clinically significant scars, including skin grafts. 11. Other abnormalities. Testing: Each test movement is demonstrated by a technician—posture, arm, and leg extensions and flexions, etc.
SOURCE: Committee briefing by USMEPCOM. Height/Weight • Specialty Consults • Document Reviews • Additional Testing • Administrative QA Review 28 ASSESSING FITNESS FOR MILITARY ENLISTMENT BOX 2-2 Orthopedic/Neurological Screening Examination Goal: Identify orthopedic/neurological abnormalities that must be further investigated by appropriate medical personnel. Ask applicants: 1. Do they have a current or recent injury? 2. Do they have cardiovascular problems? 3. Have they had a recent surgery? Observe: 1.
Physical Fitness Testing The only physical fitness test currently given at the MEPS is the Air Force Strength Test. Recently AMSARA initiated an experiment to test recruit motivation and strength using the five-minute step test, the number of push-ups performed in one minute, and the Air Force Strength Test. This battery is called the Assessment of Recruit Motivation and Strength (ARMS). The hypotheses are that these tests will (1) identify those with undisclosed medical conditions or low motivation and (2) predict injury and attrition in basic training and advanced individual training.
Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment: Physical, Medical, And Mental Health Standards by Anne S. Mavor