Dodmerb question

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  1. Kickback

    Kickback Member

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    If you are a couple of pounds over the limit of the weight required for your height, will your scholarship be revoked?
     
  2. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    not right away, but if you can't meet the requirements your scholarship could be suspended or revoked.
     
  3. SecretRusski

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    Are you in good physical shape? I'm fairly sure they'd do a bodyfat percentage measurement if you're over maximum.

    How much over are you?
     
  4. ABF

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    If you are pushing maximum thickness while in ROTC, you may find yourself struggling your entire career with weight. I know from personal experience that the Army doesn't like heavier soldiers. I was a "tape test" trooper just about my entire career. Making weight was the most stressful thing I ever faced in uniform. If you are heavy from the start, you'll face some issues later... trust me.
     
  5. TexDaD

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    A little experience from last year. One of my sons was on scholarship with AROTC an struggled with this issue. He was 6'3" 220 lbs and in very good physical shape. He was not aware of any height to weight issues until his 1st pt on campus. He passed push ups, set ups and run but they weighed him and informed him that he would have to be taped for body fat content. Failed first couple before loosing some weight and passing but was very stressed with whole process. Also frustrated because he had body fat test with calibration that showed he was not at levels army said. My understanding is army will only use tape test. This can be an issue, glad you are aware of it as you can address the situation now. Good luck.
     
  6. Pima

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    There is a thread somewhere that was revived a few weeks ago. NROTC disenrollment by Gojira. Her DS was scholarship (NROTC). He was disenrolled 6 weeks prior to commissioning. Handed a bill of 143k.

    The point is take to heart what other posters have stated, weight issues only get harder as you get older. The freshmen fifteen may seem cliche, but it is very common....it is not common to order pizza at midnight when you live at home, not uncommon in college hanging with friends.

    Now before you get concerned, the military knows there are all different body types and that is why they tape. My DH and our DS have been taped for opposite reasons. DH is 5'11 and bigger framed, he has always been near the max, but always was well within the limits for taping. Like ABF, I think Bullet was taped, at least 50% of his career.. Our DS is 5'10 weighed 142 lbs...too thin. He was always warned that even with taping he was close to too thin.
    ~OBTW, he is 23 ADAF and now weighs 157. Could it be the combination of not doing bi-weekly PT and a single guy's type of cooking? HMMMM :wink: The point ABF and I are making. This will be part of your life for at least 8 years. In the ADAF if you bust the taping, they will put you on what is jokingly referred to as the Big Boy program. That is a program you never want to be on.
     
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