posted on Oct, 28 2013 @ 06:24 PM
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha
When I was in the USN I failed the tape test every time and it's because I didn't exercise. A lot of people don't exercise and the military is no
exception even though there is a PT test every 6 months. If you pass the run, sit ups, push ups but fail the tape test you are usually put on
mandatory PT, which usually happens in the wee hours of the morning.
My last couple of years in the USN, back in 05-06. the Navy was downsizing personnel and the easiest way to kick people out were those that constantly
failed the PT test, and failing the tape means you fail. One of my good friends got out that way, he wanted out too so it worked out and he got a fat
severance check. The Army was scooping up all the sailors who were booted giving them big $$ sign on bonuses.
Now the moral of this story is that had I exercised, the gym is free and well stocked, I would have passed the tape test with flying colors. Sure,
there are those out there who get the rough end of the stick thanks to genetics but I dare say the majority can pass just fine with a little exercise
and a healthier diet.
edit on 28-10-2013 by Swills because: (no reason given)