End of the tape test in sight?

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  1. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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  2. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    We are probably a long way from a technology solution - too costly to roll out to enough sites to make it useful.

    Was shocked to see 14% of active duty Marines needing the taping method: "In 2013, about 14 percent of the 194,000 Marines then on active duty had at one point or another required a tape test after failing to meet height and weight standards." Perhaps that speaks to the height/ weight charts. This may be where a realistic change can be implemented.

    If I remember correctly, these weight ranges were lowered in the last 20 years (or less) because the Commandant felt Marines were a little less lean. Perhaps we go back to the previous standard? I am not advocating moving the scale for the sake of "fat bodies." But when 14% of active duty Marines are requiring taping - we may have a standard that is out of line with reality. Its at least worth considering.

    Semper Fi.
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