assessments will be completed by fitness assessment cell staff. Where no
fitness assessment cell exists, assessments will be conducted by a certified
unit fitness program manager or physical training leader.
Air Force uses an overall composite fitness score and minimum scores per
component based on aerobic fitness, body composition and muscular fitness
components to determine overall fitness. All components of the fitness
assessment must be completed within a three-hour window on the same day.
body composition assessment, to include height, weight and abdominal
circumference measurements, is performed by fitness assessment cell staff and
must be the first component assessed. The abdominal circumference is used to
obtain the body composition component score instead of the Body Mass Index, or
BMI. Height and weight are not factored into the composite score.
Airmen who fail the abdominal component but pass
the other components with a score of at least 75 points of the remaining 80
points will be administered a body mass index screen. Airmen who do not pass
the BMI will be administered a body fat analysis.