Mission: Enhance individual Soldier readiness through the provision of healthy lifestyle choices and by providing strategic policy oversight, interpretation, and guidance to the field that enhances readiness of the total force.*AR 600-9, The Army Body Composition Program, effective 28 July 2013, was revised and published on 28 June 2013. This regulation supersedes AR 600-9 dated 27 Nov 06. It implements guidance found in the Department of Defense Instruction 1308.1, which establishes guidance for body fat standards for the Services.