DA Form 5500 Body Fat Content Worksheet From Laws.com

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Laws.com added DA Form 5500 Body Fat Content Worksheet to the site's list of printable army forms. The form can be downloaded from the site's legal forms section.

Form DA 5500 Body Fat Content Worksheet

Laws.com added DA Form 5500 Body Fat Content Worksheet to the site's list of printable army forms.

One more prestigious launch in the series of Defense forms from Laws.com DA form 5500. Official from Laws.com says that DA form 5500 is a army fat content worksheet and the form should be filled without fail by soldiers who are overweight or if a commander or supervisor points out that a soldier appears to be fat than the specific limit. Laws.com states that the purpose of the form DA 5500 is to help the soldiers in determining the present body fat using a technique called circumference technique.

The whole present body fat procedure comes under the Army Weight Control Program. A copy of the Army regulation is necessary as reference for the needed information, and a DA form 5500 is also a must; this can be located at USAPA. The DA form can also found on laws.com DA 5500 form page.

Many stages are there in the form, and each step has to be completed with care.

Print the soldier’s last name, first name and the middle initial in the name block. Furnishing Including the rank and the social security number are mandatory. Determine the height of the soldier as explained in appendix B of AR 600-9 to the closer ½ inch and record the height in the height block. Measure the weight in the same manner, as described in appendix B of AR 600-9 to the closest pound and mention it in the weight block. Round up the weight and height following the rules and regulations as narrated in appendix B of AR 600-9. Age block has to be filled with age in years.

Abdominal measurement of the soldier has to be taken, measure the abdominal measurement of the concerned soldier to the nearest ½ inch and round down to the closer ½ inch, and record in the block marked first.

This is followed by the neck measurement, measuring should be in the same manner, measure the neck circumference to the nearest ½ inch and then, round up to the closer ½ inch, record in the block marked first. Three steps are obligatory in the series of neck and abdominal measurements. Then comes the average abdominal measurement. Take the average of the three measurements taken (the abdominal circumference). Place the number to the closer ½ inch in the block marked ‘average’ for steps one and three.

The average neck measurement: Find out the average of all the three neck measurements taken (circumference of the neck), the number as in the other cases has to be placed to the nearest ½ inch in the block marked ’average’ for steps two and four.

The next step (Step 5) is the circumference value which is equal to the abdominal circumference (step 3) minus neck circumference (step 4) subtract step four from step three and enter the results in step 5.Find out the height in the table located in table 3-1 of AR 600-9 and mention the height in inches. Follow the rules without fail in rounding up of the height factor. Step 7 indicated the percent body fat, calculate the percent body fat by finding the soldiers circumference value and height in inches. The percent body fat is the value that intercepts the circumference value and the height measured in inches.

Laws.com states that the measurements have to be accurate as the measurement procedure is a little bewildering, but there shouldn’t be any question of apprehension. Laws.com extends all the help and to make the filling process a lot easier, the site provides video guide to fill the DA 5500 form. To find various Army forms visit http://legal-forms.laws.com/

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