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What AR covers weight control?

AR 600-9


What is meant by the term "overweight"

When a soldier's body fat percentage exceeds the standard


What are the primary objectives of the army weight control program?

ensure all personnel are able to meet army physical demands, present a trim military appearence


Name limitations on personnel that are overweight?

soldiers are non-promotable, will not be assigned to command, csm or 1SG, and are not authorized to attend military schools


Can a soldier who has been flagged for being overweight or an APFT failure receive an award?

flagged overweight - cannot receive an award, flagged for APFT - can receive an award


When is a determination of percent body fat required to be made on personnel?

When body weight exceeds the standard, or when the commander deems the soldier's appearance suggests that body fat is excessive


What are three reasons why the Army is so concerned about excess body fat?

denotes a lack of personal discipline, detracts from military appearance, may indicate a poor state of health, physical fitness, or stamina


When does enrollment in a weight control program begin?

The day the soldier is informed by the unit commander


Tape measures used for taping should be made of what material?

non-stretchable material, perferably fiberglass


How often should soldiers in the weight control program weigh in?

Monthly to measure progress


What is the required weight loss goal for soldiers on the army weight control program?

3 to 8 pounds


Screening table weights and heights are measured to the nearest what?

1/2 pound and 1/2 inch


How often should soldiers be weighed?

when they take the APFT or at least every six months


Define tape test

the method of determining the percent of body fat on a soldier


What circumference sites are used for taping male and female soldiers?

Male- Abdomen and Neck
Female- Neck, Waist and Hip


How many times is each measurement required to be made?

3 times


How many people should be utilized in the taping of soldiers?

two, one to measure and determine measurements, and another to ensure proper placement of the tape and record the measurement


If circumstances prevent the weighing of soldiers immediately following the APFT, when can they be weighed?

within 30 days of the APFT


It is a requirement that all TDY and PCS orders contain what statement in regards to weight control?

“You are responsible for reporting to your next duty station/school in satisfactory physical condition, able to pass the
Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and meet weight standards.”


In regards to percent body fat, all personnel are encouraged to achieve the more stringent Department of
Defense-wide goal of what?

Males - 18%
Females - 26%


To assist soldiers in meeting the requirements prescribed in AR 600-9, weight-screening tables are used. The
screening weight is based on what two considerations?

Height and age with separate tables for males and females