The Army is putting together a working group to review the tape test to determine if the method is a fair measurement of a soldier’s physical fitness.
Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey sought the review earlier this year after hearing several complaints and concerns from the force.
“The Army G-1 plans to convene a multidisciplinary working group to determine recommendations for updating the Army’s current body composition regulation AR 600-9,” officials said in a statement.
The group likely will include experts from Army Medical Command as well, officials said. It’s unclear what timeline the group would aim for.
Army Times in February asked Dailey about the tape test after receiving e-mails from soldiers urging the senior enlisted leader to take a closer look at the program. Troops have long complained the test is unfair and an inaccurate gauge of fitness.
“I’m going to take a look at it,” Dailey said at the time. “I’m going to be honest with you, I get that [issue brought up to me] everywhere I go, too.”
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