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Should Forces Testing Standards Be Age Related?

People of all ages are involved in the armed forces in many parts of the world, and are often required to undergo regular fitness testing. In many cases there are different standards depending on age. Critics of this say that as everyone is required to work under the same conditions they should be required to reach the same minimum fitness levels. On the other hand, due to the general decline in fitness with age, it makes sense that the standards are set accordingly. See also this discussion about Fitness Testing in the Forces, and also a similar poll about whether the forces women testing standards should be the same.

Should Forces Testing Standards Be Age Related?


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