Ask Chief – “If you scored high enough in the ASVAB what occupation should I go into to learn the most?”

Anonymous asks “If you scored high enough in the ASVAB what occupation should I go into to learn the most?” Getting a good score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery may help you get a more technical job, but it won’t necessarily get you a “better” job. The only “good” job, both in the … Read more

The Big Move

Don’t worry. You’re in the right place. I’m making a big international move this summer, and as part of that move, I am transferring this site to a new server. Most of the information will be transferred over in a matter of days, but I am also working on some exciting new features in the … Read more

Moving with 5/3/1 and CrossFit

I’ve always loved programming. One of my favorite things to do is sit down with Soldiers and go over their current fitness, their fitness goals both in the military and after, find out how they like to workout and what motivates them to do so. Then, together, we create a program to reach their goal. … Read more

The Last APFT I’ll Ever Take

I’ve never found the APFT to be a good measure of overall physical fitness. In order to max the test you have to train specifically for it, which drastically undercuts your ability to develop comprehensive fitness. This is especially true for strength and endurance, both of which are critical to the life of a Soldier, and … Read more

What I Learned by Running 31 Miles

One month ago I started streaking. I ran at least one mile per day, everyday. On some days I ran more. I particularly enjoyed running a 5k on Wednesdays. But I made some surprising discoveries about myself. I’ve been running for a long time. During my late 20’s I ran five marathons, several half marathons, … Read more