I have heard this being bounded about over the past few months and in a recent post. I am interested to see what people think of the idea.
As we all know the Forces have an annual fitness text of 2.4 Km run or Multi Stage Fitness Test (Bleep test) and now a strength test.
Should the ACO uniformed staff be included in this in some way?
I am in two minds, yes its a good idea as it will stop people in uniform making a bad representation and sets an example to the Cadets they lead. On the other hand it could bar very capable members from supporting the ACO to their full capacity.
Its not the hardest thing or take up too much time to keep fit and does not necessarily require a gym membership. Although I do think the ACO should support its members in some way if it becomes a requirement, much like the forces allow everyone 2hrs a week to do phys during the working week.
I also think ideas could be drawn from the CAP where by if a member is to large for uniform sizes they are to wear an alternative ‘corporate’ uniform, much like CIs.
So what are peoples thoughts and how could the ACO support its members?