October 21, 2014. Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
Before a treadmill running test, a Marine has his baseline blood lactate measured by a research assistant of the University of Pittsburgh. Levels will be rechecked throughout the test to see how the Marine's body processes lactate and oxygen under physical stress.
The Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force is a battalion level unit created in an effort to assess Marines in a series of physical and medical tests to establish...more »