In the Marine Corps, Physical Fitness is of the utmost importance, especially in the Infantry. During my last about 5 years in, the Marine Corps started requiring unit commanders to acknowledge above average PFT performance with official rewards and commendatory reports on Fitness reports and Pro and Cons. These particular awards were from the schools I attended.
- Combat Instructor School
- Infantry Squad Leader’s Course
- Sergeant’s Course
These awards are simply to recognize those who push hard to keep themselves in peak physical condition. I am proud of earning these simple awards, as keeping myself fit and in good health has always been important. I just hope I can get back to that same physical prowess now that I am recovered from my surgeries and able to run again.