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RBSG Weight Control

FM 7-22

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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? Every Soldier
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 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? Overweight NO APFT Failire YES
When is a determination of percent body fat required to be made on personnel? Body weight exceeds the screening table or the unit commander determines the body fat is excessive.
What are three reasons why the Army is so concerned about excess body fat? 1. Connotes 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? 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? 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? The required weight loss goal of 3 to 8 pounds per month is considered a safely attainable goal to enable soldiers to lose excess body fat and meet the body fat standards
Created by: james_w85