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What is meant by the term "overweight"? A soldier is considered overweight when his/her % body fat exceeds the standard specified in AR 600-9.
Who is responsible for meeting the standards prescribed in AR 600-9? Every Soldier. Self discipline to maintain proper weight & proper appearance are essential to every individual in the Army.
What are the primary objectives of the Army Weight Control Program? Are able to meet the physical demands of their duties under combat conditions Present a trim military appearance at all times.
Name some limitiations on personnel that are overweight, including Soldiers who become pregnant while on the weight control program Are nonpromotable, Will not be assigned to CMD, CSM or 1SG 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? A Soldier that is flagged for being overweight cannot receive an award. A Soldier that is flagged for APFT failure can receive an award
When is a determination of percent body fat required to be made on personnel? When body wght exceeds the screening table wght. When the unit SMD or super. indicates that their apearance suggests excessive. body fat
What are three reasons why the Army is so concerned about excess body fat? Connotes 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? On the day that the soldier is informed by the unit commander that he or she has been entered into a weight control program.
Tape measures used for taping should be made of what material? The tape measure should be made of 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 to 8 pounds per month enable soldiers to lose excess body fat and meet the body fat standards
What regulation covers the Army Weight Control Program? AR 600-9
Screening table weights and heights are measured to the nearest what? 1 pound or 1 inch
What three things must happen when a soldier is determined to be overweight? provid exercise guidance, counsel by health care personnel, assist.w/bhavioral modification. Enter wght control program by unit CMD, Flagged by CMD
How often should soldiers be weighed? when they take the APFT or at least every six months
Define Tape Test: 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
How many people should be utilized in the taping of soldiers? 2, 1 to place the tape measure & determine the measurements, the 2nd to assure proper placement of the tape, & to record the measurement
If circumstances prevent the weighing of soldiers immediately following the APFT, when can they be weighed? If the circumstances preclude weighing soldiers during the APFT, they should 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? “U R responsible 4 reporting 2 ur next duty station/school in satisfactory physical condition, able2 pass the (APFT)& meet weight standards.”
In regards to % 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,The screening weight is based on what two considerations? Height and age with separate tables for males and females