Sgt. Major of the Army Michael Grinston

Army Updates Physical Readiness Training Standards – Commentary

The U.S. Army has rewritten Field Manual 7-22, Physical Readiness Training as FM 7-22, Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F).


H2F, and the associated Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), strengthens our culture of fitness and is a significant investment in the Army’s number one weapon system: our Soldiers.


Along with the new FM, the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and I signed the U.S. Army Holistic Health and Fitness Operating Concept which communicates how the Army will implement H2F.


You can find the new FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness and the two associated ATPs at this Army Publishing Directorate link: , , 


Additionally, find the H2F Operating Concept at this link at  


Future H2F training facilities, established for brigade-size elements, are where you and your Squad will go for physical readiness training and wellness training that encompasses sleep, nutrition, and mental and spiritual health.


H2F empowers and equips Soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being to hone individual performance, while preventing injury and disease.  I encourage YOU to lead this change in culture, so together we can stay fit, stay healthy and stay ready to win for our Nation.