This is a touchy one! Various blogs have touched on this subject! The BPFA (or BFT as it is now (thx BP20)) is age and sex specific! Should this be the case? There are a few obvious AMS roles which require CMTs, RMOs, RNOs, etc. to be as fit as their teeth arms colleagues. What are these in your opinion? Let's clarify these! What I want to know is what you guys believe is the minimum fitness standard required and why? Can a 45yr old female RNO consider herself fit for duty if she just passes her BPFA when a 19yr old male CMT runs 10mins 31 secs for his, and fails? Who is more fit for duty and why? I am a firm believer in a healthy mind/healthy body etc but are the army targets meaningless? Are we keeping fit just to gain kudos or fit in at field units? Is this just a respect issue? Are we in the AMS just insecure? Can we reasonably expect soldiers who are not trained killers to train for trainings sake? Come on gladiators tell us how you can't stand those fat bulging soldiers and officers in uniform! Come on you donut eaters and tell us how annoying you find the CMTs who can bench press their own body weight but can't do their job. It has always been my belief that the Army will forgive us for being sh*t soldiers but not for being sh*t medics? Fire at will!!!!!!!!!!!!