This former soldier agrees with your comment.
It is no secret that sexism is a problem in the military. What this test makes clear is that said sexism knows no bounds, and with the capricious stroke of a pen, those men have found a way to wash an entire gender from the ranks. If 84% of women are failing the test, the problem is not with women soldiers; its the test.
I was flabbergasted when I read that.
Yeah, the author of that article is virtue signaling.
However, I do agree with him that the equipment needed for this new test is ridiculous. Under the (old) APFT, you didn’t really need much equipment - just a stopwatch and a place to run 2 miles.