The New Army Functional Fitness Team
BLUF: The Army is establishing a Functional Fitness team for a three-year tour out of Fort Knox. Those interested must apply by 14 December.
FORT KNOX, Ky. — The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is seeking more than just Future Soldiers these days. As part of the Army’s recent accessions overhaul, USAREC is recruiting current Soldiers who are elite athletes to become part of the new U.S. Army Warrior Fitness team.
USAREC’s command team, Maj. Gen. Frank. Muth and Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia recently started this initiative as part of the Army’s desire to increase outreach and recruiting efforts and create a more personal connection with the American people. This Functional Fitness Team dovetails well into the Army’s new Combat Fitness Test.
According to Muth “As we change our recruiting models from industrial to digital age systems and implementation techniques, we recognize that youth operate on a variety of different planes,”
USArmy Recruiting Command will now have a presence in this fitness demographic with the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness team. The team will represent the Army at fitness competitions and health expositions and help bring awareness to the Army and recruiters who also will be at the events. The team will be part of the USAREC Marketing Engagement Brigade at Fort Knox.
First Sgt. Glenn Grabs, a certified functional fitness coach, is leading the initiative. Grabs also are certified in functional fitness gymnastics, powerlifting and sport specific training. He has been doing functional fitness for six years and coaching for four years.
The importance of a Functional Fitness Team
“Having a functional fitness team in national competitions gives the U.S. Army an opportunity to interact directly with the fittest people in the American population,” Grabs said. “We are looking for dedicated, driven Soldiers. We want Soldiers who are looking for an opportunity to perform, develop and assist in the recruiting mission.”
Grabs have been working at USAREC headquarters as part of the Commander’s Initiative Group to develop a plan for the new outreach effort and begin recruiting Soldiers for the 10-member team.
Apply now if you are interested!
Soldiers interested in applying should visit the U.S. Army Warrior Fitness webpage at https://recruiting.army.mil/functional_fitness
. The deadline for applications is just around the corner of Dec. 14.
This is a three-year commitment and the team is expected to start competing by March 2019