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Master of Science


Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Stephen P. Chambal, PhD


The Air Force is constantly evolving. With the many changes and the Expeditionary Air Force structure put in place, it is more important now than ever that the Air Force has a physical fitness program to keep its members healthy and productive. By doing this, it can ensure success in completing the Air Force mission while keeping the organization at the highest level of readiness possible. This thesis looks at what the Air Force values in having a fitness program. These values are taken from Air Force doctrine and related instructions. Using these values, fitness programs can be evaluated to determine what program would be best for the Air Force. This decision is based on the doctrinal and instruction values. The results of this study show that programs similar to the Army's fitness program would be best and include most of the desired characteristics. This should be an important consideration when determining what the of fitness program the Air Force needs.

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