Fitness of officers put to the test

politics December 21, 2018 14:45

By The Nation

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Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong on Friday inspected a physical fitness test of 345 Battalion Commander-level officers at Bangkok's Command and General Staff College.



The rigorous fitness test requires officers to acquire a 50 per cent pass rate, performing the two-minute session of push-ups (at least 72 times), a two-minute session of sit-ups (at least 72 times) and then a 2 kilometre run.

This was the first of two such tests conducted each fiscal year.

Army doctor Lt-Colonel Pak Loharachun from Nakhon Ratchasima's Surathampitak Military Camp, who had been involved in the successful mission to rescue the 13 football team members who were trapped in a Chiang Rai's flooded cave, took the test and passed with flying colours.

Apirat also later inspected the standard English language test at the college which involved 73 officers.

An award ceremony was to be held in the afternoon for the top scorers in the English and physical tests.