FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Fort Carson is participating in a study to help set physical performance standards for Army occupational specialties, starting with jobs that are currently closed to women.

Soldiers are scheduled to perform activities Tuesday that simulate specific tasks while researchers gather data on their heart rate, exertion and other indicators.

The information will be used to develop physical tests to match individuals to Army occupations they’re suited for.

The Army says the goal is to scientifically evaluate all of its jobs and set standards that allow all qualified soldiers to perform them.

The study is being conducted by the Army Training and Doctrine Command with help from the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and Army Forces Command.

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