Army ROTC Height/Weight Standards

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  1. efirestone14

    efirestone14 Member

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    Are the Army ROTC height/weight standards the same as those required for Army Active Duty or are the requirements different for ROTC?

    If joining Army ROTC in the fall and taking the APFT, do I have to meet the Army Active Duty height/weight standards or are there different height/weight standards specific to Army ROTC?

    Thank you in advance for the help!
     
  2. Aglahad

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    Exact same APFT and exact same HT/WT standards.
     
  3. Reaper

    Reaper AFROTC Cadet (AS400)

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    Active duty requirements are the same as ROTC requirements.
     
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    Have you heard anything back regarding your medical waiver?

    Are you concerned you will not pass the height/weight, are you below or above the weight limit. If you do not meet the standards they can also do a Tape Test, if you have extra muscle weight you could be ok with the tape test.
     
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    My ROO told me that he cannot touch my medical paperwork until I am a cadet listed in his system and a student at college in the fall. Therefore, I recently contacted DoDMERB and was told to contact Cadet Command. All I need to do now is send Cadet Command a copy of my medical disqualification letter, and then the waiver process will hopefully get started.

    According to the height/weight standards listed on http://www.apft-standards.com/femaleheightandweight.html, the maximum weight for my height is 155 pounds. I am currently around 160, but should be able to slim down five or more pounds over the spring and summer.
     
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    Best of luck with the waiver.

    Just remember, the scholarship does not start until you pass the APFT, which includes the height/weight.
     
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    It is not only about weight. Height/weight is an approximation for body fat %. A second method is tape measuring 2 or 3 points in the body for circumference, and a formula for converting to body fat %. Many cadets who are shorter in stature but of a muscular build fail the height/weight test, but pass the tape test. Even the taping is an approximation of BF%. If I were a cadet failing the body fat % by both methods, I would get an exact body fat % from a water tank. That would be exact, not an approximation. Assuming the water tank result showed an acceptable body fat %, I would then give the results of such test to cadre. They might not accept it, but it is worth a try.
     
  8. efirestone14

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    Does this mean that in order to activate my ROTC scholarship and join ROTC I have to pass the height/weight standards AND the tape test? Or do I have to pass one or the other? Thank you for the help!
     
  9. jbsail

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    Tape is used for those above max ht/wt standards.

    Advice:
    Don't try to be on the boarder, I have seen a lot of ROTCers get dropped their Sr yr and after graduation. Not a good life.
     
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    It's one or the other, not both.

    I agree with jbsail, don't push the limits.
     
  11. efirestone14

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    Thank you for the responses!
     

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