I read something about this in Marine Corps Times. Apparently it's to be called the CFT, combat fitness test. It's to be run in boots and utes and not on the same day as the PFT.
According to Sgt Major of the Marine Corps Kent who is selling this as the best idea since sliced bread and peanut butter and was pontificating about this and other matters. The Marine Corps is also going back to the military appearance guidelines to it appears measuring body fat and taping even if you do pass the PFT and CFT. IIRCC these were dropped by General Gray when he was commandant because the were redundant if the Marine was running a 1st class.
While a CFT is probably a good idea I'll be interested in seeing if it actually is a combat skills and needs test or just another run em ragged in circles excersise so some people can point and say look what I came up with.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !