Sep 23, 2009

CGSC Level 1 CrossFit Certification

The Command and General Staff College is hosting a Level 1 CrossFit Certification on 21-22 November 2009. On completing a Level 1 CrossFit certification, attendees will have sufficient understanding of CrossFit's methods, concepts, and movements to continue independent and successful development as a CrossFit trainer or athlete. This certification will allow our Army’s future executive officers, operations officers, and our other field grade officers the ability to provide oversight in their units in the development of functional fitness programs. The Command and General Staff College is providing for twenty-five scholarship slots at no cost to the attendees.

There are no prerequisites to attend this training, but there is an application process. All applications must complete a 250-word essay. Please explain what functional fitness means to you, why you want to become a CrossFit trainer, and what you want to achieve as a trainer. This essay does not need to be long but it should be from the heart.

Also, please include background information on yourself, information on your exposure to functional fitness (work at exposure to a non-profit military affiliate, other CrossFit facilities, length of time training with CF or functional fitness methods etc, desire to attend, etc).

When completing the essay, DO NOT put your name on your essay. Please attach a cover sheet with your name, school attending, small group, and email address. Your essay will be separated from the cover sheet and read without knowledge of your name and other information. The selection committee will create an order of merit and submit the OML to the Command and General Staff College for final approval.

Student essays are due to Major James Maxwell, ILE 09-02 Small Group 2A. Please place your essay in his inbox, Lewis and Clark Room 1325. Essays may also be turned in via email ( Essays are due no later than 1200, September 25th, 2009. Results will be available shortly thereafter.

Students please contact Major James Maxwell with any questions at

Faculty members, please contact Lieutenant Colonel Sean Bernabe, CGSS with any questions.

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