good luck on your pat exam, I got screwed by a docotr who didn't pass my medical exam, over some BS. I would have already taken the PAT last week, but that dream was shattered by the doctor who conducted the medical exam. I hope this guy sleeps good at night knowing he ruins people's careers over some stupid crap.
New requirement? I took the PAT recently and it was the same as it was five years ago. Samething with the medical exam; same procedures, same process, etc. Not aware of anything new, unless it came out in the last week or so.
The obstacle course is 330 or 340 yards total and you have 2 min 10.4 seconds to finish. The infamous "wall" stands at 5 feet, not an inch taller. After the obstacle course there is the trigger pull, separation drill, and dummy drag (25 feet, 125 lbs). Not too difficult, but a word of caution: that ole' gym floor is as slick as a baby's bum! Of course all the information can be found on HRD's website. :smokin:
Thanks mitpo, any suggestions on certain types of sneakers, or a good strategy to use to take it? Also, any good suggestions on how to stay focused and pass it? I hear women usually have a hard time...any help is appreciated
The PAT test is a joke. Everyone thinks its a hard when they hear the time it takes you to cover the course, but as you go through it you find that it's easy. If you can walk up a fight of stairs then you can pass the PAT.
Water on the sneakers is a great tip....and it works! Just be careful rounding those corners. Also, HRD offers a "preview" the week before the actual "test". My best advice is to take this practice; you will feel better about the course and YOUR abilities!
Mitpo62, thats good advice. Here is my advice on succesfull completion of the test. On the night before drink about 15 beers and eat 5 large pizzas and you will still be able to do the dam thing in record time.