Accession Number:

AD1111495

Title:

Army Weight Control Program

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

8

Abstract:

The Army Weight Control Program has caused some ethical problems. I have witnessed the armys inconsistency of kicking Soldiers out of one unit because they were overweight, then letting them get picked up by another in which their weight was no problem. For many Soldiers, bordering on being overweight causes stress. Some Soldiers even have to take some form of medication to make weight. I believe its time to do away with the old weigh-in and tape test and modernize to a device called the Body Composition Analyzer. This device can give a persons weight, a true body fat percentage, and could eliminate an ethical problem. An even better option would be to allow a person to stay in if they can pass their PT test and do their job well.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]