Improving running skill in the Army is an important initiative. At any given day, there are approximately 46,000 soldiers training to become a member of the U.S. Army. The Army continues to adapt and innovate, protecting the health and safety of its people while maintaining the readiness of the force.
The physical readiness domain focuses on a particular goal called “movement lethality,” which is the ability to destroy the enemy on the battlefield and successfully return home. Movement lethality is an essential skill for every Soldier to have, regardless of their specific military occupational specialty, as every Soldier has the potential to be deployed.
…we had a myriad of soldiers who were plagued with lower extremity overuse injuries. What are we doing that’s causing this to happen? I realized that if the way we do aerobic fitness in the military is running, then we need to know how to do it right.
– LTC Angela Diebal-Lee