Before deploying, reservists must get medical clearance to make sure all troops are physically and mentally ready to serve. Because the guard and reserve were called up quickly in unprecedented numbers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, the process was cobbled together quickly, largely by using private contractors, and critics say it's hurt troop readiness rates.
Take the following quiz to learn about reserve pre-deployment readiness and consider whether you'd be fit for duty. Follow your score on the bottom right corner.
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Please enter a height between 4 and 8 feet. Accepted inch values are 1 through 12.
Please enter a weight between 60 and 600 pounds.
Please enter an age between 17 and 99.
Gender: Male Female
Please select a gender.
Reservists, regardless of age or gender, are expected to maintain a healthy body mass index. The ideal BMI range for an adult is between 18 and 25. Anything greater than 25 is considered overweight.
A reservist your age and gender must run two miles in under , do sit-ups and push-ups. There are some exceptions due to physical limitations.
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Still, you're on your way to deployment.
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