Just a quick note to let you know of the changes in AR 600-9. There are numerous changes. The following is an extract of the Regulation Summary page. Notice scales must now be calibrated.
o Changes the name of the regulation from the Army Weight Control Program to the Army Body Composition Program (title page and throughout).
o Adds responsibility for Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (para 2-4).
o Replaces U.S. Army Reserve Components Personnel Center with U.S. Army Human Resources Command (para 2-13).
o Deletes requirement to establish an interim process to collect and maintain data for submission in an annual report (para 2-16).
o Deletes specific procedures required prior to attendance at institutional training; clarifies suspension of favorable personnel action (Flag) process to align with current policy (chap 3).
o Deletes specific procedures related to bars to reenlistment and administrative separations (para 3-2).
o Exempts certain categories of Soldiers from meeting the requirements of this regulation, with the exception of the requirement to maintain a Soldierly appearance (para 3-3).
o Replaces medical holding units with Warrior Transition Unit or Community Based Warrior Transition Unit (para 3-3a).
o Adds time frames for specific actions, Army Body Composition Program enrollment, counseling, and evaluations for Soldiers (paras 3-6, 3-7, and table 3-1).
o Updates definition of Army Body Composition Program progress to include 1 percent body fat loss per month (para 3-9b).
o Clarifies procedures for Soldiers with a temporary medical condition (para 3-11).
o Defines the Army Body Composition Program failure as 3 nonconsecutive months of less than satisfactory progress (para 3-12).
o Clarifies procedures to request an exception to policy (para 3-17).
o Requires weight scale calibration annually (para B-2b).
o Updates weight loss information (app C)