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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.
What are the primary objectives of the Army Weight Control Program?
Ensure that all personnel:

-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 (to the extent such nonpromotion 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?
A Soldier that is flagged for being overweight cannot receive an award.


A Soldier that is flagged for APFT failure can receive an award
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.
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.
What regulation covers the Army Weight Control Program?
AR 600-9
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)
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%