Soldiers with jobs in the gold category, which includes specialties such as dental, logistics and public affairs, are required to achieve a minimum score of 60 points in each event to pass. Sixty points are awarded for deadlifting 140 pounds, for reaching 4.5 meters on the standing power throw, for completing 10 hand-release pushups, for finishing the sprint-drag-carry in three minutes, for executing one leg tuck and for running two miles in 21 minutes, according to Army documents.
Soldiers in black category jobs — such as infantrymen, artillerymen, tankers, Special Forces and combat engineers — will be required to score at least 70 points in each event. The Army will award 70 points for deadlifting 200 pounds, for reaching 8 meters on the standing power throw, for completing 30 hand-release pushups, for finishing the sprint-drag-carry in 2:10 minutes, for executing five leg tucks and for running two miles in 18 minutes, the documents show.
A perfect score is 600, which was first achieved last month by Maj. Timothy Cox in an unofficial test at Fort Bliss in Texas, according to the Army.