Millionth Soldier Takes Army GAT
In early February the US Army’s Global Assessment Tool was taken by its millionth Soldier. Presumably that includes the total force, as the Army has approximately 1.1 million Soldiers total, including Guard and Reserve.
As noted in the Army article,
This effort began in 2008 under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Rhonda L. Cornum…The CSF program is not medical or psychological treatment…
The GAT is a 105-question survey that assesses a Soldier in emotional, social, spiritual and family fitness. The GAT is not a pass or fail test, rather it is a tool for individual Soldiers to assess their overall fitness in the four dimensions. After taking the survey, Soldiers are offered an array of self-guided online training modules that can help them strengthen themselves in those four areas.
The “spiritual” portion of the fitness test has received some complaints, though the controversy has largely been overshadowed by other world events.