*Army Weight Control Program (AR 600-9)
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What is meant by the term "overweight"?
When a soldiers body fat exceeds the standard specified in AR 600-9
Who is responsible for meeting the standards prescribed in AR 600-9?
What are the primary objectives of the Army Weight Control Program?
To ensure all soldiers are able to meet the physical demands of duties in combat and present a trim military appearance at all times
Name some limitations on personnel that are overweight, including Soldiers who become pregnant while on the weight control program?
- 1. Are non promotable (to the extent such non promotion is permitted by law).
- 2. Will not be assigned to command, command sergeant major or first sergeant positions.
- 3. 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?
When is a determination of percent body fat required to be made on personnel?
- When their body weight exceeds the screening table weight.
- When the unit commander or supervisor determines that the individual's appearance suggests that body fat is excessive.
What are three reasons why the Army is so concerned about excess body fat?
- 1.shows a lack of personal discipline.
- 2.Detracts from military appearance.
- 3.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 that they have been entered
Tape measures used for taping should be made of what material?
a non stretchable material, preferably fiberglass;cloth or steel tapes are unacceptable
How often should soldiers in the weight control program weight in?
Monthly to measure progress
What is the required weight loss goal for Soldiers on the Army Weight Control Program?
3-8 lbs a month
What regulation covers the Army Weight Control Program?
Screening table weights and heights are measured to the nearest what?
half a pound or half a inch
What three things must happen when a soldier is determined to be overweight?
- 1. Will be provided exercise guidance, dietary information or weight reduction counseling by health care personnel, and assistance in behavioral modification, as appropriate, to help them attain the requirements of the Army.
- 2. Entered into weight control program by unit commanders
- 3. Flagged by the Commander under the provisions of AR 600-8-22
How often should soldiers be weighed?
when taking an APFT or 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 (largest portion of the protruding buttock)
How many times is each measurement required to be made?
Three times (Each sequential measurement will be within 1⁄2 inch of the next or previous measurement.)
How many people should be utilized in the taping of soldiers?
two, one to place the tape and the other to assure proper placement and to record measurements
If circumstances prevent the weighing of soldiers immediately following the APFT, when can they be weighed?
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?
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
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