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E Recent Changes to the U.S. Army Standards for Accession and Retention Contents of an Unclassified ALARACT dated 5/7/91: 1. To support readiness and fairness in the system, the following change to AR 600-9 is effective immediately: AR 600-9, Para 20C, maximum allowable percent body fat standards for females are: Age Group: 1 7-20 21-27 28-39 40+ 30% 32% 34% 36% 2. All women currently enrolled in the Army Weight Control Program will be disenrolled when they attain the new body fat standard. 3. File this message with AR 600-9 until receipt of a change to regulation. This message expires upon receipt of a change to regulation. ***** 347

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348 APPENDIX E Extracts from the Immediate Action Interim Change referred to on the previous page that apply to weight standards: Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 1 October 1991 AR 40-501 Interim Change No. I01 Expires 1 October 1993 Medical Services Standards of Medical Fitness Justification. This interim change is necessary to implement the new weight standards of tables 2-1 and 2-2, as contained in DAPE-MPA message 212000Z Aug 91 Subject: New Accession Weight and Body Fat Standards. It also repeats the policies outlined in Interim Change I01 which expired on 2 October 1991; repeats clarification of pregnancy profile as outlined in HQDA//SGPS-CP-B// message 251800Z May 90, Subject: Phy-sical Profile for Pregnant Soldiers; reinserts a paragraph on mammograms erroneously omitted in the last up- date as outlined in HQDA//SGPS-CP-B// message 281300Z Aug 89, Subject: Mammograms; and revises the requirements for Special Forces at the request of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. Expiration. This interim change expires 2 years from the date of publication. It will be destroyed at that time unless sooner rescinded or superseded by a permanent change or revi- sion. AR 40-501, 15 May 1989, is changed as follows: Page 11. Paragraph 2-22 is superseded as follows: 2-22. Weight a. Army applicants for initial appointment as a commissioned officer (to include appoint- ment as a commissioned warrant officer) must meet the standards of AR 600-9. All other initial Army applicants must meet the new standards contained in table 2-1 and table 2-2 (located at the end of this change). Body fat will be used as the final determinant for those applicants who exceed the weight tables. Those individuals found medically qualified on the basis of the old weight standards that were in effect prior to 1 October 1991, will not be reevaluated or medically disqualified solely on the basis of the new standards. 101, AR 40-501 1 October 1991 b. The screening weight standard in effect before 1 October 1991 will also apply to those individuals who enlisted in the Delayed Entrance Program prior to l October 1991. If these individuals exceed the old screening weight standard when weighed during the physical in- spection, the new body fat standard will apply. All applicants for enlistment processing under prior service rules (chap 3, AR 40-501) will have to meet the weight and body fat standards of AR 600-9. *****

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APPENDIX E 349 TABLE 2-1 Military acceptable weight (in pounds) as related to age and height for males initial Army procurement Minimum Maximum weight by years of age weight Height (inches) any age 17-20 21-27 28-39 40 and over 60 100 139 141 143 146 61 102 144 146 148 151 62 103 148 150 153 156 63 104 153 155 158 161 64 105 158 160 163 166 65 106 163 165 168 171 66 107 168 170 173 177 67 111 174 176 179 182 68 115 179 181 184 187 69 119 184 186 189 193 70 123 189 192 195 199 71 127 194 197 201 204 72 131 200 203 206 210 73 135 205 208 212 216 74 139 211 214 218 222 75 143 217 220 224 228 76 147 223 226 230 234 77 151 229 232 236 240 78 153 235 238 242 247 79 159 241 244 248 253 80 166 247 250 255 259 1. If a male exceeds these weights, percent body fat will be measured per the method described in AR 600-9. 2. If a male also exceeds this body fat, he will be rejected for service: Maximum body fat by years of age 17-20 21-27 28-39 40 and over 24 percent 26 percent 28 percent 30 percent

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350 APPENDIX E TABLE 2-2 Military acceptable weight (in pounds) as related to age and height for females initial Army procurement Minimum Maximum weight by years of age weight Height (inches) any age 17-20 21-27 28-39 40 and over 58 90 112 115 119 122 59 92 116 119 123 126 60 94 120 123 127 130 61 96 124 127 131 135 62 98 129 132 137 139 63 100 133 137 141 144 64 102 137 141 145 148 65 104 141 145 149 153 66 106 146 150 154 158 67 109 149 154 159 162 68 112 154 159 164 167 69 115 158 163 168 172 70 118 163 168 173 177 71 122 167 172 177 182 72 125 172 177 183 188 73 128 177 182 188 193 74 130 183 189 194 198 75 133 188 194 200 204 76 136 194 200 206 209 77 139 199 205 211 215 78 141 204 210 216 220 79 144 209 215 222 226 80 147 214 220 227 232 1. If a female exceeds these weights, percent body fat will be measured per the method de scribed in AR 600-9. 2. If a female also exceeds this body fat, she will be rejected for service: Maximum body fat by years of age 17-20 21-27 28-39 30 percent 32 percent 34 percent 40 and over 36 percent