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Army World Class Athlete Program

Selection Standards for the sport of Boxing.

1. The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) supports and guides nationally ranked Soldier-athletes to compete and
succeed in international competitions, including the Olympic Games, while maintaining military careers and promoting the
U.S. Army to the world. WCAP was established to provide Soldiers of world-class caliber with the opportunity to train full
time for national and international sports competitions leading to selection and participation with United States national teams,
while maintaining their military specialties. Soldiers selected to participate in the program serve in this assignment at the
discretion of the Army and may be released and reassigned from the program at any time based on the needs of the Army.

2. In furtherance of this mission, only Soldier-athletes, who meet the criteria listed below will be considered for admittance
into the program. Any athlete applying to the WCAP who fails to meet the criteria should expect to have their application
denied. Furthermore, merely meeting the entrance standard does not guarantee admittance into the program. The standards
laid out are the minimums for consideration of a potential applicant. Prospective applicants are advised that acceptance into
the program will become increasingly difficult as the Olympic year approaches.

3. Soldier-athletes who meet one or more of the standards below are deemed athletically qualified for entry into the Army
WCAP in the sport of Boxing.

a. Competed in the Olympic Games held immediately prior to the date of the Soldier’s WCAP application.

b. Finished in the top-4 at the U.S. National Championship within the past 2 years.

c. Won the National Golden Gloves Championship within the past 2 years.

d. Won the National Police Athletic League Championship within the past 2 years.

e. Won the Armed Forces Championship within the last 2 years.

4. If a Soldier-athlete is admitted to the WCAP, he/she will be required to achieve and maintain an even higher ranking or level
of accomplishment within their respective sport. Athletes that are accepted into the program will have benchmarks set for them
by the sports specialist. Incoming athletes should expect to have their benchmarks substantially increased in difficulty from
year to year in order to ensure that they are maintaining a level of athletic achievement necessary to have a realistic chance of
making the United States Olympic Team. Although coaches and National Governing Bodies may have input during the
benchmark determination process, the benchmarks will be set by the sports specialist and approved by the WCAP Commander.
Failure to meet even one benchmark is grounds for immediate release from the program.

5. WCAP will release Soldier-athletes who do not meet their athletic benchmarks. WCAP will release Soldier-athletes who
sustain injuries or ailments, which in the professional opinion of qualified medical authority preclude the athlete from being
competitive at the elite level. Qualified health care professionals will evaluate every injured athlete and prescribe an
appropriate time frame within which to carry out the rehabilitation program. If a Soldier-athlete is unable to train or compete
due to non-compliance with their prescribed treatment plan, or because they refused medical treatment, the Director of Sports
Medicine will recommend release from WCAP. WCAP will release Soldiers who fail to uphold the standards and ideals of
good sportsmanship or military discipline. All Soldiers are required to maintain their military careers while assigned in the
program. Failure to meet any of the above mandatory requirements is grounds for immediate release from the WCAP.

6. If you are interested and think that you may qualify for WCAP, submit your application according to the instructions located