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What is meant by the term overweight?

A soldier is considered overweight when his or her percent body fat exceeds the standard specified in AR 600-9


Who is responsible for meeting the standards prescribed in AR 600-9

The individual soldier


What are the primary objectives of the Army Wight Control Program

Ensure all personnel are able to meet the physical demands of their duties

Present a trim military appearance


Name some limitations on personnel that are overweight including soldiers who become pregnant while on the weight control program

Non promotable to the extent that non promotion is permitted by law
Will not be assigned to command command sergeant major or first sergeant positions
Are not authorized to attend professional military schools


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

Overweight cannot
APFT can


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

When their body fat exceeds he screening table weight
When the unit commander determines the soldiers body fat is excessive


What are the three reasons why the army is so concerned with body fat

Indicates lack of personal discipline
Detracts from military appearance
May indicate a poor state of health physical fitness or stamina


When does enrollment into the weight control program begin?

On the day he soldier is informed by the unit commander


Tape measures used for taping hound be made of what material

Non stretchable material. Preferably fiberglass. Cloth or steel is unacceptable


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 weight on troll program

3-8 pounds per month


What regulation Covers the army weight on troll program



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

1/2 pound or half inch


What three things must happen if a soldier is determined to be overweight

Flagged by the commander
Entered into the weight control program
Will be provided exercise guidance, dietary information or weight reduction counseling by health care personnel and assistance in behavior modification as needed


How often should soldiers be weighed

A soldier should be weighed when they take they APFT every 6 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 are each measurement required to be made

Three times. Each measurement will be within a half inch of the others


How many people should be utilized in the taping of soldiers

Two. One to place the measure and determine the measurements the other to assure proper placement and tension of tape as well as record the measurement on a worksheet


If circumstance prevents the soldier from being weighed immediately after the APFT when can they be weighed?

Within 30 days of the APFT


Is it 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 and meet weight standards


In regards to percent body fat all personnel are encouraged to achieve the more stringent DoD wide goal of what

Males 18%
Female 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 tables separated by male and female