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Army Weight Control Program
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  1. What is meant by the term overweight?
    When a soldiers body fat percentage exceed the standard set in AR 600-9.
  2. Who is responsible for meeting the standards in AR
    Every soldier.
  3. What are the primary objectives of the Army Weight
    Control Program?
    That all soldiers be able to meet the physical demands of their duties under combat conditions and present a trim, military appearance.
  4. Name some limitation of personnel that are overweight, including soldiers who become pregnant on the WCP.

    • Non-promotable

      • Cannot be assigned to command, CSM or 1SG positions

      • Cannot attend military schools

  5. Can a soldier who has been flagged for being
    overweight or an APFT failure receive an award?
    Overweight cannot receive an award, APFT failure CAN.
  6. When is a determination of percent body fat required
    to be made on personnel?
      • When their body weight exceeds the screening table weight.

      • When their appearance suggest they are overweight.
  7. What are the 3 reasons why the Army is so concerned with body fat?
      • Connotes a lack of personal discipline

      • Detracts from military appearance

      • Suggests poor health/physical fitness
  8. When does enrollment in a WCP begin?
    The day your commander tells you, you are enrolled.
  9. Tape measures should be made of what material?
    Non-stretchy or fiberglass material
  10. How often should soldiers in the WCP weigh in?
  11. What is the required weight loss goal for soldiers on
    the WCP?
    3-8 lbs./month
  12. What AR covers the AWCP?
    AR 600-9
  13. Screening table weights and heights are measured to
    the nearest what?
    ½ in and ½ lb.
  14. What 3 things must happen when a soldier is determined to be overweight?
      • Will be provided exercise guidance, dietary
      • info, and behavior modification.

      • Entered in the WCP

      • Flagged
      • by the Commander
  15. How often should soldiers be weighed?
    Every time they take the APFT or every 6 months.
  16. Define Tape Test.
    Method of determining body fat percent.
  17. What circumference sites are used for taping male and female soldiers?
    Male: neck, abdomen

    • Female:
    • neck waist and hips
  18. How many times is each measurement required to be
  19. How many people should be utilized in the taping of
    2- one to place and determine measurements and one to ensure placement and record measurements
  20. If circumstances prevent the weighing of soldiers
    immediately after the APFT, when should they be weighed?
    Within next 30 days.
  21. 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 meet weight standards and pass the APFT.”
  22. In regards to body fat percent, all personnel are
    encouraged to reach the more stringent Dept. of Defense-wide goal of what?
    Males: 18 %

    Females: 26 %
  23. To assist soldiers in meeting the requirements of AR
    600-9 screening table weights are used.
    The screening table weights are based on what 2 considerations?
    Height and age, with separate table for male and female.