Height and Weight Requirements for AROTC 4-year scholarship recipients

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  1. spartanmom

    spartanmom New Member

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    Just wondering how strict these requirements are and does the deadline of December 15 apply to this as well?
     
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    It's my understanding that in order to contract one must be in compliance with the Army standard height and weight requirements. I do not know if waivers are considered on a case by case basis.
    If anyone is outside these requirements they should contact the PMS at the unit in which they will contract.
     
  3. RKO123

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    From reading previous posts on this forum, I understand that if you do not meet the height/weight requirment, they will perform a tape measure test to determine your percent body fat. The exact calculation, if I remember correctly from a previous thread, is very complicated consisting of logarithms. I know someone posted it in a thread here on the forums, you could probably do a search to find it. The two parts of the body they measure are the neck and the abs. You must get a 26% or less to be within the proper body fat percentage. From my understanding, if you do not meet the height and weight standards, such that you exceed the maximum weight, then they conduct the tape measure test and if you get below 26%, then you are ok! Do not quote me on this, but from reading previous threads, that's what I have come to understand.
     
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    Maximum Body Fat for FEMALES: 17-20 (32%), 21-27 (32%), 28-39 (34%), 40+ (36%)
     
  5. RKO123

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    Oh yes, sorry. I should clarify, the percent I listed above was for males 18-21. Here is the full list: Maximum Body Fat for MALES: 17-20 (26%), 21-27 (26%), 28-39 (28%), 40+ (30%)

    And, quoting Luigi59 from a previous thread:

    For males, the formula is % body fat = 86.010 x log10(abdomen - neck) - 70.041 x log10(height) + 36.76.

    For females, the formula is % body fat = 163.205 x log10(waist + hip - neck) - 97.684 x log10(height) - 78.387.

    Measurements (Male)

    Abdomen. Measure abdominal circumference against the skin at the navel (belly button), level and parallel to the floor. Arms are at the sides. Record the measurement at the end of member's normal, relaxed exhalation. Round abdominal measurement down to the nearest ½ inch.

    Neck. Measure the neck circumference at a point just below the larynx (Adam's Apple) and perpendicular to the long axis of the neck. Do not place the tape measure over the Adam's Apple. Service member should look straight ahead during measurement, with shoulders down (not hunched). The tape will be as close to horizontal as anatomically feasible (the tape line in the front of the neck should be at the same height as the tape line in the back of the neck). Care should be taken so as not to involve the shoulder/neck muscles (trapezius) in the measurement. Round neck measurement up to the nearest ½ inch.

    Measurements (Female)

    Neck. Measure neck circumference at a point just below the larynx (Adam's Apple) and perpendicular to the long axis of the neck. The Service member should look straight ahead during measurement, with shoulders down (not hunched). Round the neck measurement up to nearest ½ inch.

    Waist. Measure the natural waist circumference, against the skin, at the point of minimal abdominal circumference, usually located about halfway between the navel and the lower end of the sternum (breast bone). When you cannot easily see this site, take several measurements at probable sites and use the smallest value. Be sure that the tape is level and parallel to the floor. The Service member's arms must be at the sides. Take measurements at the end of member's normal relaxed exhalation. Round the natural waist measurement down to the nearest ½ inch.

    Hip. Measure the hip circumference while facing the Service member's right side by placing the tape around the hips so that it passes over the greatest protrusion of the gluteal muscles (buttocks) as viewed from the side. Make sure the tape is level and parallel to the floor. Apply sufficient tension on the tape to minimize the effect of clothing. Round the hip measurement down to the nearest ½ inch.



    *from United States Military Body Fat Standards
    By Rod Powers, About.com
     

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