2/C Not Signing

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  1. AquaRain

    AquaRain Member

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    Hey guys, I could use some help from you guys. One of my friends is convinced that she will not be allowed to sign here commitment papers here at USNA because she is out of body fat standards. While she is still going try to get within standards, she is looking for options outside of the Academy. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can help her with options out of the Academy?
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Options for what? How to avoid being sent home? How to lose weight? Other ways to become an officer? Other things to do in life? And, no, I'm not being sarcastic -- just trying to understand the question.
     
  3. AquaRain

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    She really needs help with the weight thing. She's lost a lot but she needs to loose 15 more to be in the clear. Other than that she is trying to apply to other schools. The thing is her weight is fine for Fleet standards and she has passed all her PRT's.
     
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    Hi! I'm a fleet applicant, and I haven't heard anything yet from USNA. I'd like to know if your friend is a fleet applicant too. If yes, I'd like to ask if she could share her stats. thanks!
     
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    Considering it is April and she has until September to sign the papers, why doesn't she just lose weight?
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I think there are two distinct issues. If she's 100% committed to USNA, a woman of her age should be able to lose 15 pounds in 5 months. Easily. If she needs help, she should consult a physician, dietician, personal trainer, etc.

    If she's having doubts for other reasons, then she should be exploring her options. There's a reason they give you two years to figure out if the USN/USMC is right for you.
     
  7. 2012mom?

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    IMO, the Mid should be discussing this weight/body fat issue with her chain of command and/or classmates. Her company officer and senior enlisted leader can help her to understand the exact requirements. As I understand it, if a person is fit, but outside of standard height/weight limits, they can have a body mass index measurement done. If their body fat is within acceptable limits, they may still be good to go. Some athletes who have higher than normal muscle mass may exceed the weight limit for their height, but they may not be able to lose much weight, if they are already at a low level of body fat.

    If your friend is already looking at options outside USNA with six months available to lose 15 pounds, I suspect that her decision to leave may already be made, and the weight issue may be her way to explain the decision to others. If she truly wants to remain, I am sure that those around USNA will help her to overcome this obstacle.
     

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