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Preship PFT

January 6th, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

Yesterday was my 1-month pre-ship PFT (physical fitness test). I left my house at 1:30PM and freaked when I realized my truck wouldn’t start. I called the Staff Sergeant at the OSO office and told him what was happening and if he had any advice (he is a mechanic in the Corps). He said that “the problems an easy fix, but you ain’t fixin’ it” (SSgt is from El Paso, TX). He then asked if I was calling to tell him I wasn’t going to make it. I responded hell no and hopped in a cab.

I scored a 273 out of 300. I did 18 pullups (I actually did 22, but the SSgt said 4 of them weren’t good enough), 100 crunches, and did my 3-mile run in 20:50. I’m not terribly happy with my run time, but considering how bad my body felt, I think 20:50 was acceptable.

After the PFT the Staff Sergeant offered to give me a lift home and take a look at my truck. After 2 minutes he had it running. He gave me a list of things to buy, as well as some advice on how to take better care of my truck in the winter.

The Staff Sergeant has nicknamed me “fruit loop” and claims he doesn’t like me but I think he’s lying.

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  1. January 10th, 2006 at 10:40 | #1

    Congrats on 191. I’m shooting for OCC 192 (flight contract as well). My OSOs telling me that the Corps might cancel OCC 192, then I’ll have to wait until Oct’s 193 class. I just passed my flight physical about a month ago, as well.

    Good luck. Semper fi!

  2. Michael
    January 10th, 2006 at 12:43 | #2

    Thanks. That is too bad about 192, hopefully it won’t be cancelled. They’re always rumors like that floating around. All you can do is hope they don’t cancel it, but if they do, you’ll get into the next class and be on your way. I started my application process almost a year ago. Good luck.


  3. January 13th, 2006 at 17:36 | #3

    Mike, I think Fruit Loop is a term of endearment. Would he offer you a ride home if he didn’t like you? Nice of him to give you a list of things to buy.

    Don’t forget to send us your address when you get it.

    Carpe Diem (what us non-marine types are allowed to quote instead of Semper Fi),


  4. January 18th, 2006 at 15:07 | #4

    273 isn’t bad at all for a pre-PFT. If you go to OCS with that score then you’re surely to get a 300 by the end of the training. Learn to do your pull-ups truly dead hang and no one can come close to questioning you about them. Good luck and I hope you get to post during your time there.

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