Running skill training is an important initiative in the Army. 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.
Running is considered to be #1 athletic activity in the number of non contact injuries reported, experienced and treated annually. That makes running the most dangerous sport. “The most dangerous thing you can do in the Army is not jumping out of planes – it’s to go for a run”
The running test is part of the physical fitness evaluation, and is commonly failed not due to a lack of trying, but lack of skill.