“do they make allowances for guys who weigh differently? A 120 lb guy should carry the same as a 220 lb guy, right?”
It would be called ‘weight neutral’ standards.
How come time doesn’t enter into the equation? Like one soldier carries 70lbs 5 miles, and takes two hours. Another carries 100lbs and takes three hours. This would be ‘time neutral.’
17 - 21 year old males in the US Army are required to do a MINIMUM of 42 pushups to pass their annual fitness test.
Females of the same age group must do 19 to pass their test.
Men must run two miles in 15:54 while women can pass with an 18:54 run.
There must be one standard that is the current male standard. Unfortunately that is going to wash out of the Army the vast majority of women. Too bad, so sad.