This is nothing short of amazing.
Why is our military head and shoulders above the others?
Is it our budget? Our advantages in tech? Our overwhelming arsenal and variety of ways to complete an objective in land, sea, air or beyond?
Sure, all those things are great, obviously.
But what really makes us top-notch is our personnel.
I mean, seriously, just LOOK at these people!
Watch this West Point cadet in action and you’ll wonder if he’s had some kind of super-secret freaking ninja training, or a Spider-man suit hanging in his closet.
His name is Trevaun Turner and he just set a new West Point record.
Fastest IOCT ever! 1:54. CDT Trevaun Turner. Amazing speed! pic.twitter.com/5vRo9Mi4l2
— Commandant of Cadets (@Commandant_USMA) November 20, 2019
It’s not just our men who kick ass, either…
The ladies are badass, too.
Here’s a similar video from 2013, where you can watch a 20-year record time fall on the women’s side.
The Indoor Obstacle Course Test (IOCT) has challenged cadets for more than 60 years at West Point. No female cadet has ever completed the IOCT faster than Class of 2017 Cadet Madaline Kenyon. At 2 minutes and 26 seconds, she set the new female record – a mark that had been held for more than 20 years by Class of 1989’s Tanya Cheek. Watch her run the course in this video!