Question: PFT and CFT Rest at OCS


I have a question about the PFT and the CFT. Are the events (like pull-up, 3 mile run and crunches) back to back or is there a rest period in between?


I have always gotten enough time to catch my breath, get some water and even do a little quick stretching in between. At OCS, you will have so much time in between events that the worry is muscles cooling too much if it is winter or fall, in my opinion. They take a few minutes to total everyone’s scores and give instructions for the following event. Same for the PFT & CFT. The Official Marine Corps order for the CFT actually mandates a minimum of five minutes between events, so you will never be too rushed for the CFT.


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  1. I remember the CFT at Marine OCS as being not that huge of a deal. There is a lot of emphasis placed on the PFT, but for the CFT you are simply expected to do really well. Most people do well in my experience. The Marine Corps is actually considering raising the standards!

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