October 21, 2014. Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
LCpl. John Wood, age 21, participates in a jump and balance test conducted by the University of Pittsburgh. The cameras in the room will create a 3D model of the Marines movements. UPITT is in charge of the medical testing section of the GCEITF.
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 baseline standards as the Corps analyze the best way to possibly integrate female Marines into combat arms occupational specialities, such as infantry personnel, for which they were previously not eligible. The unit will be comprised of approx. 650 Marines in total, with about 400 of those being volunteers, both male and female.
Jeremy M. Lange for the Wall Street Journal