There is a standard of fitness required to join the military, police, and fire departments in order to attend boot camp, police or fire academies, as well as special ops selection. Too often, young pre-recruits ask what the minimum standards are to enter training. This mentality of striving to achieve only the minimum standards in ANYTHING in life will really not get you very far. Whether in academics, work quotas, or physical fitness, make the goal the minimum standard to keep surviving is no way to go in these tactical professions. Here is a question that I almost read incorrectly because I am so used to people asking what the minimum standards are to success.
“Stew, What are the physical standards to get into the Navy SEAL program? I see all types of scores on the Physical Screening Test (minimum, competitive, auto-qual). I have not gone to a recruiter yet and want to make sure I can meet the standards beforehand. What should I be striving for to get selected?” Jake.