Date of Award

2007

Document Type

Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)

Abstract

General John Jumper, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, on July 30, 2003 directed that Airmen would begin a new physical fitness program that includes mandatory physical fitness training at least three times a week as well as testing their ability to perform a 1.5 miles run, push-ups, and sit-ups. Three years after the original announcement, the Air Force is making small steps towards achieving a fitter force. The Air Force released the first issue of its fitness program instruction a year later, with the most updated issue dated 7 July 2005. This new direction will require an institutional cultural change that affects base facilities, basic training, uniforms, and day-to-day operations. Currently, only about 25 percent of all Air Force personnel score above 90 points on a 100-point scale, which puts them in the “Excellent” category.

Rights

Copyright 2007 Jesus Diaz

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