How to score the USMC Combat Fitness Test (CFT)

Updated USMC Combat Fitness Test (CFT) scores. Sandboxx is here to help you begin your journey to earning the title of United States Marine. Throughout boot camp recruits will face many battles, where they will be tested beyond exhaustion to see who has what it takes. One of the many battles you will face through out boot camp is the USMC Combat Fitness Test (CFT). The CFT is designed to ensure that Marines are able to meet the physical demands their jobs will require during combat. Not only do recruits need to pass the final CFT during boot camp in order to graduate, but will continue to take the CFT once a year for the rest of their Marine Corps career.

The USMC CFT is made up of three different events:

Movement to contact.

Marines are timed for an 880-yard sprint that mimics running under pressure in a combat environment.

Ammunition lift.

Marines must lift a 30-pound ammunition can from the ground to overhead as many times as possible within two minutes.

Maneuver under fire.

Marines must complete a 300-yard obstacle that consists of many combat related challenges including; a variety of crawls, resupplying ammunition, throwing a grenade, agility running, and dragging and carrying another Marine.

USMC Male CFT Standards:

Age Group Movement To Contact Minimum Ammunition Lift Minimum Manuever Under Fire Minimum
17-20 3:51 62 3:17
21-25 3:51 67 3:18
26-30 3:54 67 3:22
31-35 3:57 67 3:30
36-40 4:04 67 3:42
41-45 4:17 66 3:59
46-50 4:34 65 4:14
51+ 5:11 16 6:09

USMC Female CFT Standards:

Age Group Movement To Contact Minimum Ammunition Lift Minimum  Manuever Under Fire Minimum
17-20 4:42 30 4:53
21-25 4:47 30 4:34
26-30 4:51 30 4:40
31-35 4:52 30 4:44
36-40 5:01 30 4:56
41-45 5:04 28 5:01
46-50 5:32 26 5:06
51+ 5:58 6 6:33

Use the USMC Official CFT Calculator to calculate your score.


Download the Sandboxx app to continue to get more pre-boot camp tips to help you prepare and be successful for Marine Corps boot camp or read here to learn what you need to know before you go to boot camp.

Prepare_Download Sandboxx_Text

Author: Nicole at Sandboxx

The daughter of a United States Marine, I grew up with a passion and love for our troops, which led me to pursue a career in a field where I could give back to the military community. In my free time you can find me spending time with my significant other who is currently an Officer in the Marine Corps.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.