Previously AR 600-9 stated: At minimum, personnel will be weighed when they take the APFT or at least every 6 months.
In June 2013 AR 600-9 was updated to provide the commander additional latitude and clarity to improve performance on both the APFT and weigh-in while looking out for the health and well being of our Soldiers. Hats off to the individual writing the regulation for considering Soldier safety and well being.
Extract of AR 600-9 paragraph 3-4 states:
“a. Weigh-ins and body fat assessments will be conducted in accordance with appendix B. All Soldiers will be weighed every 6 months, at a minimum.
b. In order to ensure the ABCP does not interfere with Soldier performance on the APFT, commanders and supervisors are encouraged to allow a minimum of 7 days between APFT and weigh-in, if feasible. Some Soldiers that are close to exceeding the screening weight may attempt to lose weight quickly in the days leading up to a weigh-in. This practice may result in the Soldier being unable to perform his or her best on the APFT, if the two events are scheduled close together.”