March 4: New Physical Fitness Standards for CAF Members


The government announced an updated approach to the Fitness for Operational Requirement for Canadian Armed Forces Employment (FORCE) Program, which more accurately represents the physical demands of military operations in the field. The new FORCE Evaluation is the new minimum physical fitness standard for Canadian Armed Forces personnel and is designed to accurately test members’ ability to complete six common military tasks. All CAF members will be tested annually and required to achieve one common minimum standard, regardless of age and gender.