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Army Body Composition Program

Service Members who exceed the Army’s height/weight and body fat standards and incur a "flag" on their records must be referred to the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP). Soldiers have 30 days after enrollment in the ABCP to meet with a dietitian.

The ArmyMOVE! weight management program is for active duty Service Members only and taught at Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center. The first session is instructed in a group fashion and reviews AR 600-9, body fat standards, basics of weight management, portion control, calorie counting, and keeping a food log. At least one-on-one appointment 2-4 weeks after class attendance is strongly recommended to help further individualize diet and answer specific nutrition questions and concerns.

Soldiers must complete the Army Move!23 Questionnaire online and bring their retrieval code to the ArmyMove! Class http://usaphcapps.amedd.army.mil/move23/register.asp

Army Body Composition Program Resources

Summary of Army Body Composition Program-Related Actions, Counseling, and Evaluations

Summary of Army Body Composition Program-Related Actions, Counseling, and Evaluations to remain in the Soldier's record for 36 months. To ensure Service Members successfully maintain body fat standards, remaining enrolled in ABCP until reaching under 2% maximum body fat for 2 consecutive months is highly recommended.

Soldiers must bring their Soldier Action Plan and a food record to their one-on-one appointment.

Action, counseling, and/or evaluation Who Requirement Timing
AC and RC on active duty RC not on active duty
Flagging action (DA Form 268) Commander Mandatory 3 working days (after Soldier determined to exceed body fat standard) Before end of MUTA in which Soldier is determined to exceed body fat
Notification counseling Commander Mandatory 2 working days from when DA Form 268 is initiated No later than the next MUTA after Soldier is determined to ex¬ceed body fat
Soldier acknowledgment in ABCP
(Previously called 1st Endorsement)
Soldier Mandatory 2 working days (after Soldier receives notification counseling) No later than the next MUTA after the notification counseling
Read USAPHC TG 358 and complete Army MOVE!23 Questionnaire Soldier Mandatory 14 days (after Soldier receives notification counseling) 14 days (after Soldier receives notification counseling)
Soldier weight and body fat
Assessment (DA Form 5500/5501)
Commander/ Designee Mandatory Monthly Monthly
Soldier Action Plan Soldier Mandatory 14 days (after Soldier receives notification counseling) No later than the next MUTA after the notification counseling
Nutrition counseling memorandum
(Previously called 5th Endorsement)
Dietitian Mandatory (AC and RC on active duty only) Within first 30 days (after Soldier receives notification counseling) Not applicable
Medical evaluation memorandum
(Previously called 2nd Endorsement)
Medical professional Optional Upon enrollment in ABCP (Soldier or commander may request it) Upon enrollment in ABCP (Soldier may request it) at Soldier’s own expense
Mandatory (AC only) Soldier is pregnant Prior to bar to reenlistment or separation actions (commander must request it) Soldier is pregnant (provides documentation from health care provider)
Release from ABCP counseling memorandum Commander   Flag lifted when the Service Member falls within the Army body fat standards, and is forwarded to the Military Personnel Officer to remain in the Soldier's record for 36 months.

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