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Sequence

The CFT consists of three events: Movement To Contact (MTC), Ammunition Lift (AL) and Maneuver Under Fire (MANUF).

No deviation from the above sequence is authorized. All CFT events will be conducted in a single session, not to exceed 2 hours in duration. Transition between events should afford Marines adequate time to recover, stretch, hydrate and prepare for the next event. Rest between events will be no less than five (5) minutes.

Uniform. The only authorized uniform for the CFT is the Marine

Pattern (MARPAT) utility uniform and boots. Watch cap, kneepads/elbow pads and gloves may be worn, as required. For the AL event, Marines will wear a green short-sleeve t-shirt so that lock out of the elbows can be observed. The blouse will be worn for the MANUF event. Commanders may authorize Marines to remove blouses for the running of the MTC event.

Movement To Contact (MTC)

This is a timed event that can be conducted either indoors or outdoors.

The run course will be 880 yards and must be measured for accuracy and set over reasonably level ground.

This event can be conducted on a track or measured surface and should not include numerous sharp turns that would force a participant to slow down excessively to remain on the course. A wide turnaround point will be implemented to prevent Marines from having to stop and turnaround, causing a loss in time on the event.

Running this event on a treadmill is not authorized.

The goal of this event is for Marines to complete the measured course as quickly as possible.

 Ammunition Lift (AL)

This is a timed event with a 2-minute time limit. This event can be conducted either indoors or outdoors.

The AL is a repetitive lift of a 30-pound ammunition can from shoulder height to overhead.

Observer Position. The partner counting repetitions will be located to the side (approx. 90 degree angle) of the Marine performing the AL in order to observe elbow lockout and prevent injury should the participant drop or return the ammunition can to the deck.

Starting position for the AL is to hold the ammunition can sideways at shoulder height with both hands, handle facing away from the participant. The proper lifting technique is head up, chest elevated and lumbar curve maintained. Feet will remain shoulder-width apart or staggered in a basic-warrior stance position.

The ammunition can must be lifted to a point overhead where the elbows are momentarily locked out.

The ammunition can must be lifted to a point overhead where the elbows are momentarily locked out. The ammunition can does not have to be lifted directly overhead. Once lock out is achieved, the ammunition can will be lowered to a point where the top of the can is at or below chin level. Once the ammo can is returned to this level, this counts as one repetition. To reach this level Marines may have to widen the distance between elbows. The top of the ammunition can is to remain parallel to the deck throughout the entire movement.

A repetition will be counted when a correct and complete overhead lift is performed.

Manuever Under Fire (MANUF)

CFT Lane Setup(1) The MANUF Maneuver Under Fire is a timed event to be conducted outdoors. The MANUF course should be constructed on a smooth and level grass surface, preferably
a football or soccer field. Prior to the conduct of this event, the CCI/CPTR will ensure the running surface is free from hazards or debris that can cause injury to participants.

The MANUF is a 300 yard shuttle run that includes a variety of combat-related tasks, to include crawls, buddy drags/carries, ammunition resupply, grenade throw and agility running. See Tables 3-1 and 3-2 for MANUF layout.

Prior to execution, the primary monitor will partner Marines by weight (within 10 pounds) and approximate height (within 6 inches) and assign a lane.

Prior to execution, the primary monitor will direct designated SCs to proceed to the 75 yard line; sit up facing away with legs straight; one yard inboard from the right lateral limit of the assigned lane.

Prior to execution, a dummy grenade will be placed in the center of each lane at the 75 yard line.

Marines will start the MANUF while lying in the prone; chest on the ground; one yard inboard from the right lateral limit of the designated lane; on line with the SC located at the 75 yard line. Staggering placement of the legs is permitted.

The preparatory command is “Ready” and the execute command is “Go.” On the command “Go” Marines will rise and sprint to the 25 yard line.

Upon reaching the 25 yard line, Marines will decelerate and execute a forward facing clockwise turn (“J” hook) around the marker placed one yard inboard from the right lateral limit of the lane. Once the forward facing turn has been executed, Marines will assume a high crawl position.

With their chest on or behind the 25 yard line following the “J” hook, Marines will drop and execute a high crawl for 10 yards. The high crawl is characterized by the Marine maintaining contact with the ground with elbows, knees and torso.

After high crawling 10 yards to the 35 yard line, Marines will then execute a modified high crawl for 15 yards to the 50 yard line. The modified high crawl is characterized by the Marine maintaining six (6) points of contact (hands, knees, and feet) with the ground.

After reaching the 50 yard line, Marines will rise and negotiate a network of cones (utility flags/other markers) for 25 yards until reaching the 75 yard line. The SC will be seated at the 75 yard line with legs straight and forearms clasped together.

Upon reaching the SC from the rear, Marines will prepare to conduct a casualty drag by reaching underneath and through the arms of the SC and obtaining a solid grasp on both forearms. Marines will then lift and drag the SC 10 yards through the first two cones at the 65 yard line. Marines will utilize proper lifting techniques by keeping the head up, chest elevated and the natural curve of the lumbar spine maintained. Field monitors may verbally guide Marines dragging the SC through the nearest two cones.

Once the feet of the SC have passed the second cone, the field monitor will direct “Casualty Stand.” Once the SC is fully erect, Marines will lift the SC into the Fireman’s Carry position. Marines will utilize proper lifting techniques by keeping the head up, chest elevated and buttocks down. The Marine will ensure the SC is placed high on the shoulders. The SC will place the palm of one hand in the small of the back of the Marine doing the carry for support. Marines will then transport the SC 65 yards straight back to the start line without negotiating the remainder of the cone network. Stopping to rest and/or readjust is permitted.

Once the SC is passed through the start line, Marines will place the SC safely on the ground and lift two ammunition cans weighing 30 pounds each. Marines will utilize proper lifting techniques by keeping the head up, chest elevated and buttocks down. The Marine will transport the two 30 pound ammunition cans back to the 75 yard line, negotiating the cone network while en route.

Upon reaching the 75 yard line, Marines will place the ammunition cans next to the dummy grenade while utilizing a good lowering technique by bending at the knees.

Marines will pick up the dummy grenade and engage the grenade target from the standing position. After the grenade is thrown, Marines will immediately drop to the deck and execute three pushups. The grenade pit observer will signal to the field monitor both verbally and via hand signal whether the grenade throw was a hit or miss.

To be counted as a hit, grenade throws must land directly in the grenade pit or strike the line marking the area. If the grenade lands in the grenade pit area, but rolls out, the throw is considered a hit. The field monitor will report the results of the grenade throw to the Marine after completion of the MANUF. Five seconds will be deducted from the overall MANUF time for hits and five seconds will be added to the overall MANUF time for misses.

After conducting three properly executed push ups, Marines will pick up the ammunition cans, utilizing proper lifting techniques by keeping the head up, chest elevated and buttocks down. After negotiating the cone network, Marines will transport the ammunition cans back to the start line. The primary monitor will ensure a five yard buffer zone is maintained between the start/finish line and any personnel/equipment.

The primary monitor will sound off as event time elapses. The field monitor will provide grenade throw results. Marines will provide MANUF times and grenade throw results at the conclusion of the event. Scores will be calculated as follows:
For example, a Marine with an overall MANUF time of 2:42 and had a hit on the grenade throw portion would report “2:42 with a hit.” The Marine recording will mark the overall time for this Marine as 2:37.

The goal of this event is for Marines to complete the measured course as quickly as possible.

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