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WEIGHT CONTROL

PROGRAM

WEIGHT CONTROL
PROGRAM
Instructor: MSG MARTIN
Purpose: To inform all soldiers of the
requirements and procedures involved in
the weight control program.
References: AR 600-9, 10 June 1987
9th RRC Policy Letter
FM 21-20, 30 September 1992

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PROGRAM
SEMI-ANNUAL WEIGH IN
At minimum, all personnel will be weighed when
they take the record APFT OR at least every 6 months
All measurements taken in PT uniform
No requirement to weigh in after each APFT

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PROGRAM
TAPING PROCEDURES
Re-measure height measurement to nearest inch.
Follow procedures for determining Male and Female
body Composition in AR 600-9, Appendix B.

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FAILURE TO MEET BODY COMPOSITION STANDARDS

Soldiers will be:

Flagged
Counseled
Provided weight reduction counseling
Formally enrolled in WCP
Weighed Monthly

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SCREENING PROCESS
MEETS
HT/WT
TABLE

No

Yes
No

Meets
Body Fat
STD

No

Medical **
Problem

No

1. ENT WCP
2. FLAG
3. NUTRITION
COUNSELING

Appearance
Satisfactory

Yes

No Action
Required

Yes

No Action
Required

Yes

Medical **
Treatment

** Identified During Evaluation


Required When Para 18C Applies
All Others Proceed To Next Step

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WEIGHT CONTROL ACTIONS

WT Loss
Yes
In Any 2
Consecutive
Months

Sat *
Progress In
6 Months

Meets
Body Fat
STD

Yes

No
No

Medical
Problem

Start/Continue In
WCP

2. Lift Flag

No
Yes

Medical
Treatment

No
A

Yes

1. Remove from
WCP.

Meets
Body Fat
STD

Yes

No
No
Consider
Separation

Below
HT/WT
Table

Yes

* Satisfactory Progress Is:


Loss Of 3 to 8 Pounds
Per Month

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PROGRAM
UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS
Unsatisfactory progress after any two consecutive monthly
weigh-ins.
May be referred by the commander or supervisor to health
care personnel for evaluation or re-evaluation.

Unable to determine a medical reason for lack of weight loss, t


commander or supervisor will inform the individual thata. Progress is unsatisfactory.
b. Individual is subject to separation.

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PROGRAM
UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS
After a period of dieting and/or exercise for 6 months
soldiers who have not made satisfactory progress will be
processed as follows:
a. No medical reason to cause overweight condition, the
individual will be subject to separation.

WEIGHT CONTROL
PROGRAM
SATISFACTORY PROGRESS
Personnel will be continued in a WCP after the initial
6-month period if theya. Still exceed the body fat standard.
b. Made satisfactory progress toward their weight loss or are
at or below the screening table weight

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PROGRAM
RE-ENTRY INTO THE WCP
Following removal from a WCP if the individual exceeds the
screening table weight and the body composition standard within
36 months, the following will apply:

a. Occurred within 12 months from the date of the previous remo


from WCP and no medical reason, subject to separation.

b. After the 12 month, but within 36 months from the date of t


previous removal from WCP and no medical reason, individual
allowed 90 days to meet the standards.

c. Soldiers entered/reentered in a WCP after pregnancy, prolon


treatment, or hospitalization will be considered to be in a new

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MEDICAL EVALUATION
Request a medical evaluation when the soldier has a medical
limitation, pregnant, or requested by unit commander.
If an underlying or associated disease process is diagnosed
health care personnel willa. Prescribe treatment to alleviate the condition and return
personnel to their unit.

b. Hospitalize individuals for necessary treatment (AD). USA


soldiers referred to personal physician at soldiers expense.
c. Determine whether the individuals condition is medically
disqualifying for continued service.

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INDIVIDUAL GOALS
A 5% zone below the screening table weight ceiling
is suggested as a help to soldiers in targeting their
personal weight at a level which will minimize the
probability of exceeding the screening table weight.
All personnel are encouraged to achieve the more
stringent DOD-wide goal. { Males-20%, Females-26%}

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PROGRAM

QUESTIONS?