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Update to Army Regulation 600–9 The Army Body Composition Program
See Also New DA Form 5501 Female Body fat Content Worksheet in XFDL and PDF
This major revision, dated 28 June 2013-
o Changes the name of the regulation from the Army Weight Control Program to the Army Body Composition Program (title page
o Adds responsibility for Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (para 2-4).
o Replaces U.S. Army Reserve Components Personnel Center with U.S. Army Human Resources Command (para 2-13).
o Deletes requirement to establish an interim process to collect and maintain data for submission in an annual report (para 2-16).
o Deletes specific procedures required prior to attendance at institutional training; clarifies suspension of favorable personnel
action (Flag) process to align with current policy (chap 3).
o Deletes specific procedures related to bars to reenlistment and administrative separations (para 3-2).
o Exempts certain categories of Soldiers from meeting the requirements of this regulation, with the exception of the requirement
to maintain a Soldierly appearance (para 3-3).
o Replaces medical holding units with Warrior Transition Unit or Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (para 3-3a).
o Adds time frames for specific actions, Army Body Composition Program enrollment, counseling, and evaluations for Soldiers
(paras 3-6, 3-7, and table 3-1).
o Updates definition of Army Body Composition Program progress to include 1 percent body fat loss per month (para 3-9b).
o Clarifies procedures for Soldiers with a temporary medical condition (para 3-11).
o Defines the Army Body Composition Program failure as 3 nonconsecutive months of less than satisfactory progress (para 3-12).
o Clarifies procedures to request an exception to policy (para 3-17).
o Requires weight scale calibration annually (para B-2b).
o Updates weight loss information (app C).
o Updates figures and terminology (throughout).
Download AR 600-9 > DA 5501 in XFDL or PDF
The Senior NCO and Commanders Guide is Packed with information
* Army Weight Control Program * Leave Policy
* Indebtedness of Army Personnel * Family Care Plans
* Absent Without Leave (AWOL) * Army Counseling
* Corrective Training * Assignment Satisfaction Key ASK
* Nonjudicial Punishment * Bar to Reenlistment
* Soldier, Spouse, or Child Abuse * Support of Family Members
* Family Readiness Groups * Unit Commander Financial Report