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Anthropometric issues (are you too big or even too small or...)

Good day,

Just recently had my anthros taken by a random corpsman at medical. Threw my numbers in the system and was told that I am a 'no go' for T-6s for SNA/SNFO for a TTR of 28.5 inches. However, I was only measured twice not three times. I was told the only other option is for me to go to NAMI and get measurements done there. I have done some digging in the 3710.37A and 9D. Granted the publications are dated 2006, the chart shows no go for only <26 everything up from there is green. Reading through the couple of threads about this I have seen 28.5 and 29.5 for minimums. Lastly, on the new 12/15 Officer Application there no longer is Anthros required. Any advice and guidance is greatly appreciated. Hope that everyone has a great day and thank you for your time.
 
Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding standing height. I am a slight fraction above 6'5. Right at 6'5 and 1/4 to be exact and all my anthros check out to be in good shape. Just curious as to if they are flexible at all with that 1/4 of an inch? I don't want my dream and hard work to be taken from me all because of 1/4 of an inch. Any feedback would be awesome.

Thanks!
 

insanebikerboy

Internet killed the television star
pilot
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Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding standing height. I am a slight fraction above 6'5. Right at 6'5 and 1/4 to be exact and all my anthros check out to be in good shape. Just curious as to if they are flexible at all with that 1/4 of an inch? I don't want my dream and hard work to be taken from me all because of 1/4 of an inch. Any feedback would be awesome.

Thanks!
My info is somewhat dated but in my specific case my BKL length was about a 1/4 inch too long for certain platforms. They did not entertain any possibility of waivers, etc, and I understand they still don't perform fit checks.

My advice, slouch when they measure, jump off of a chair for a few hours, and don't sit down for the whole day leading up to the measuring. I'm being serious, it's the opposite of guys who are concerned about being too short and lay down for a few days to decompress their spine.

Good luck.
 
My info is somewhat dated but in my specific case my BKL length was about a 1/4 inch too long for certain platforms. They did not entertain any possibility of waivers, etc, and I understand they still don't perform fit checks.

My advice, slouch when they measure, jump off of a chair for a few hours, and don't sit down for the whole day leading up to the measuring. I'm being serious, it's the opposite of guys who are concerned about being too short and lay down for a few days to decompress their spine.

Good luck.
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.
 
Hey I need someone to give me an honest input into this please!

I have been going through USMC and was disqualified a month ago at Maryland for being 2 inches off sitting height. I was incredibly disappointed as Im sure im not alone in saying that Flying was a dream since I was a kid. However, even though my OSO is forcing me to go ground, I want to do another measurement and will be heading down to P-Cola in few months.

Heres what I need help with:
Before i decided to do this, I had made sure of my qualifications (eye exam, anthro measurements etc) but at the time I was doing Powerlifting and i was far thicker (thus helping with my sitting height) than I am now after all the running I have been doing for over a year.
With that said, Im going to put off my contract for now and work on getting thicker through heavy lifting to add mass to glutes and hamstrings. I'm aware 2 inches is a lot and cant be all muscle. Lady down in P-Cola thinks its a good strategy to try.

What do you guys think? Am I being foolish..to try this? or this is a viable option?
 

Treetop Flyer

Well-Known Member
pilot
Hey I need someone to give me an honest input into this please!

I have been going through USMC and was disqualified a month ago at Maryland for being 2 inches off sitting height. I was incredibly disappointed as Im sure im not alone in saying that Flying was a dream since I was a kid. However, even though my OSO is forcing me to go ground, I want to do another measurement and will be heading down to P-Cola in few months.

Heres what I need help with:
Before i decided to do this, I had made sure of my qualifications (eye exam, anthro measurements etc) but at the time I was doing Powerlifting and i was far thicker (thus helping with my sitting height) than I am now after all the running I have been doing for over a year.
With that said, Im going to put off my contract for now and work on getting thicker through heavy lifting to add mass to glutes and hamstrings. I'm aware 2 inches is a lot and cant be all muscle. Lady down in P-Cola thinks its a good strategy to try.

What do you guys think? Am I being foolish..to try this? or this is a viable option?
Two inches off meaning two inches too short?
 
I posted this in the CG forum without much luck but maybe someone here knows. I have seen lots of people mention that the Navy does not have anthro waivers and if you don't meet the requirements you're done, but does the CG offer anthro waivers? Or at least fit checks?
 
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