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CFA Summer Seminar

sandiegogirl9999sandiegogirl9999 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
Does anyone know if we're taking the CFA at the summer seminar? Thanks:)
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Replies to: CFA Summer Seminar

  • 07PETKO07PETKO Registered User Posts: 1,275 Senior Member
    You do take the CFA at summer seminar, but it doesn't count for anything. It's just for "fun." :)
  • nickb312nickb312 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I'm also going to summer seminar this summer (session B). My ALO said that we will take it there as practice, and can be used if we so choose, but hardly anyone does.
  • raimiusraimius Registered User Posts: 2,360 Senior Member
    I don't know about this year, but when I did it, they would not let us use it. That may have changed though. Unless you're going to max it, I wouldn't try to use it. 1. If you are not used to the altitude, it will hurt your score. 2. You still have a few months to improve, why short yourself?
  • sandiegogirl9999sandiegogirl9999 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Thanks for the help. I think that while it will be good to try it, it would probably be best to take it when I'm at my regular altitude(basically sea level). I'm going session A on June 10-15
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    Thats true... it was weird for me though. Coming from just under 3000 feet i actually ran my fastest mile EVER at the SS CFA... lol. But definitely use the time from then to your real CFA to improve on it.
  • sandiegogirl9999sandiegogirl9999 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Wow Z! I guess you must perform well under pressure. I know I have a competitive edge. Where are you from?
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    I guess... :) I think you ll notice that youre able to push your limits when you do PT at SS... with all your 'element' mates you feel like a big team so that helps. But im from Las Vegas. :)
  • shorty528907shorty528907 Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    Yea definatley don't use your scores there unless u do really well. I can from sea-level and running the mile has never been a problem for me but the altitude is a killer. But have fun...i had a ton of fun last summer
  • NDNRangerNDNRanger Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    I guess the CFA is the candidate fitness assessment, the test that has the basketbll throw in it too?
  • Falcons '11Falcons '11 Registered User Posts: 624 Member
    Yes. I was not very fond of that part of the CFA... :)
  • NDNRangerNDNRanger Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    I dont know what a kneeling basketball throw has to do with military service.
    I think the run is too short.
    But that is the test so you have to excel at it. Good luck!
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    The test is simply a measure of abilities, each event tests specific areas, hence the ball throw is one measure of upper body and arm strength.
  • NDNRangerNDNRanger Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    I guess I wonder about the applicability of that portion of the test. The push up and chin ups test upper body strength. I wonder if it is a flexibility test. I wonder what strength and action this portion of the test is supposed to replicate. I wonder if any job in the military that an officer will do mimics the basketball throw. I've taken many tests in the service. Some were very obscure. Some were later eliminated because they were not pertinent. And some were really fascinating because they tested some very obscure quality which later became very obviously neccessary.

    So Im wondering what this basket ball throw tests and why.
  • RTBdadRTBdad Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    Try throwing a grenade. If you can't get it out past 30 feet, you better be in a really deep hole. Certainly, the basketball throw is indicative of a lot of things - many of which may not be applicable to an air force career.
  • Z-Man 07Z-Man 07 Registered User Posts: 130 Junior Member
    True, granted most air force officers will probably never encounter such a situation. To me, it was just something to complete to reach the Academy... But in retrospect, it is rather obscure...
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