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New Standard Army Anthropometric Sizing System for Clothing and Equipment

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Technical Report

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Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center Natick United States

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The U.S. Army completed its most recent anthropometric survey ANSUR II in 2012 Gordon, et al., 2014. The survey includes body measurement data for 93 directly measured dimensions of 1,986 females and 4,082 males from active duty, Army Reserve, and National Guard units. This data is intended to be applied to the design, development, testing, and tariffing of Army clothing and equipment items. Sizing system development was part of the transition agreement with PEO Soldier for ANSUR II.A comparison of the ANSUR II data to the previous Army anthropometric survey ANSUR, conducted in 1988 Gordon, et al., 1989, showed substantial changes in the variation and distribution of the data. While skeletal length dimensions have remained relatively unchanged, the upper ranges of weight and body circumference values have expanded beyond previous 95th percentile values. This increased range of circumference values results in greater variability of important design dimension values within a given size. It also changes the center of the distribution for those dimensions. These changes indicate a need for a new standard sizing system for Army clothing and equipment

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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