S. Goodman wrote:Anonymous User wrote:If selected, at which point are you required to make weight? Is it at MEPS or during JAOBC?
Also concerned about this . . . I believe it is at MEPS that you have to be under weight. I believe this based on (1) extensive Googling (other boards, anecdotal evidence etc.), (2) the fact that after you qualify at MEPS and actually sign your contract you are "in" the military at that point, meaning you need to be fully qualified to serve before you sign your contract, and MEPS is the point where it is determined whether or not you are qualified to serve. And (3) I was in the Marines for four year before law school and I remember that is how it was done when I wen't to MEPS in 2008.
Another good question would be (A) if you are overweight at MEPS will they give you some more time to get under weight, and (B) is it permissible if you pass the tape test rather than the weight test.
It makes sense that it would be at MEPS, but again the official PT test takes place at JAOBC so perhaps the weighing aspect might be there as well... unless I am mistaken about the PT tests. I just need to shed some pounds and would like to have a rough timeline (if selected).
On a side note, the Army only uses the tape test, correct?