Comprehensive Soldier Fitness/Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CSF/CAF)
"BEND, NOT BREAK"
This program focuses on building resiliency through skills training. Baseline training for the force will be conducted by AZNG Master Resilience Trainers (MRTs) and Resilience Training Assistants (RTAs) in coordination with Commanders and Leadership. The focus will be on the core skills that are most critical for Service Members and their Families.
Service Members take part in a resilience course to enhance their effectiveness and well-being and to develop their leadership potential.
Focus on Five Dimensions: The intent is to have a holistic fitness program that should build the resilience and enhance the performance of Soldiers and their families. The five dimensions that are targeted are:
1)Emotional: Approaching life’s challenges in a positive, uplifting, optimistic way; demonstrate self control, stamina and good character with choices and actions.
2)Social: Developing and maintaining trusted, valued relationships and friendships that are personally fulfilling and foster good communication, including a comfortable exchange of ideas, views and experiences.
3) Family: Being part of a family unit that is safe, supportive and loving and provides the resources needed for all members to live in a healthy and secure environment.
4)Spiritual: Strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain a person beyond family; seeking institutional and societal sources of strength.
5)Physical: Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, healthy body composition and flexibility derived through exercise, nutrition and training. This last dimension is addressed through physical fitness training and assessed using the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT).
The following skills are taught during the CSF/CAF training
Participants learn about resilience and the competencies that contribute to resilience: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character, and Connection.
Building Mental Toughness
Participants will learn seven skills that will make them stronger Soldiers and better leaders by building their mental toughness. These seven skills will also develop their ability to understand the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of themselves and others.
Building Character Strengths
Participants will identify their top strengths and top strengths of others and learn to use these strengths to overcome challenges and build effective teams.
Building Strong Relationships
Participants will master skills to strengthen their relationships through communication strategies. They will learn how to discuss problems assertively, respond constructively to positive experiences, and praise effectively.
SFC Cliff Schiller
SGT David Turner
2LT Rachel Baylis
SFC Cliff Schiller