DALLAS – The Exchange BE FIT Program has a new influencer – Sgt. 1st Class Sherille Butler, a 12-year Army logistics specialist, certified Army Combat Fitness Test administrator and bodybuilder.
“AAFES is excited to bring Sgt. 1st Class Butler on board,” acknowledged Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, senior enlisted advisor. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program that will help the Exchange keep warfighters and their families ready and resilient.”
Butler will showcase her expertise in videos on the Exchange Community Hub, https://publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/befit. She will offer tips and tricks for the ACFT as well as advice for wellness. The Exchange BE FIT program empowers military customers, their families and the broader veteran’s community to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Butler, the Supply Directorate noncommissioned officer in charge at the Army headquarters in Washington, D.C., turned to fitness after deploying to Afghanistan in 2017.
“Fitness has become the forefront of my life,” she said. “I realized, especially through multiple deployments, that fitness equates to combat readiness.”
Butler is certified to administer the new ACFT – www.army.mil/acft – a gender- and age-neutral test. It is comprised of six events—three repetition maximum deadlift, standing power throw, hand-release push-up, sprint-drag-carry, leg tuck and 2-mile run—with a 600-point maximum score. The ACFT is expected to become the fitness test of record by October 2020.
“The new ACFT will challenge and force Soldiers to be more well-rounded, physically fit individuals,” Butler said. “It will absolutely build elite warriors and make a stronger Army.”
Success with the ACFT does not rely solely on conditioning, Butler said. Soldiers need to eat well too. She turns to the Exchange for healthy snacks and meals.