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They should have a measurement for those over 6'0 not giving them too much but a reasonable waist taking into consideration their height and body mass difference.
Interesting process the USAF has in reference to IG...There is no longer a body fat standard in the AF- it is purely inches. They are taking the approach that the American heart assoc. says that "people with a 39 or over waist are at risk for greater health issues" in a recent AF time sarticle it was even admitted that the tape is not a one size fits all test BUT that it was the most cost effective and closest they could achieve and be a set standard for everyone.
As to the checks and balances, not sure where your from but where Im from our first step in the IG process is Group IG and they are useally chosen members from within the ranks of members from the group ( so they are allready part of the good 'ol boys club before they go over) so by time you get to step 2 doing anything appropriately the member is useally out the door.
Pretty sure it was some poor SrA who runs a 5 minute 1.5 miles and spends more time int he gym than at his work center and more money on his supplements than his house/family.I still am convinced that he had something hiding in the closet and "management" used him as an example for things to come. I have had the pleasure of flying/serving with USMA grads; at least in the Army they take care of their own one way or another and I am sure its no different in the sister branches in our nations defense. I commend those officers that possess the cojones to do the right thing by policing their own because that is how our establishment works/succeeds; no different than any other business right? Generally speaking by the time any officer makes senior field grade (sourcing irrelevant) the weeding out process has thinned out, every now and then one O6 grade level will make the cover of the Army/Air Force/Navy Times. Considering that we have a military force of around one million I would count that as a success. What I can't figure out is, WHO is the poor bast**d who had to break the bad news to the boss to begin with??