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Army Major First to Score Perfect 600 on ACFT

Andy Berg

A Texas-based soldier with the Army last week became the first service member to record a perfect score on the new Army Combat Fitness Test, according to Military.com.

Maj. Timothy Cox, who serves with the 22nd Chemical Battalion at Fort Bliss, scored out a 600 out of 600 possible points on the ACFT.

"There is going to be a culture change in the Army," Cox said in an Army statement about the implications of the new test. "I think it has been a long time coming and I am excited." 

Cox first took the new test back in December, when he scored a near-perfect 587. He boosted his score in subsequent tests until he finally hit the 600 mark.

ACFT, which replaces the Army Physical Fitness Test, is currently being tested and is slated to go live across the armed forces in the near future.

Cox said the new test demands building up leg and core strength as well as a powerful grip.

"Embrace the change, because like it or not, it's coming," Cox said.

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