Taping a female

My unit recently had a 100% weigh in and the females were instructed to be taped wearing spandex. I have never seen this done before but my training NCO and 2 other E7s said that females are always to be taped wearing spandex.
Just wondering if this is a new thing going around, I just got back from BNCOC and have been to WLC as well, and have always been instructed to take OFF spandex if you have to be taped....
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Spandex can potentually add 3/4-1 inch to the circumfrence of a waist. It also will push "everything" below the waistline up which can add more as well.

IMO this is potentually a big mass IG complaint.

perhaps checking where that order came from may be an option.. cause it sounds like something made up.
Read ALARACT Message 248/2010



"6. SOLDIERS WILL BE MEASURED FOR BODY FAT IN STOCKING FEET AND
STANDARD ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS UNIFORM SHORTS AND T-SHIRT.
UNDERGARMENTS THAT MAY SERVE TO BIND THE ABDOMEN, HIP, OR THIGH AREAS
ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR WEAR WHEN A SOLDIER IS BEING MEASURED FOR BODY
FAT COMPOSITION. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO SPANDEX SHORTS
OR GIRDLE-LIKE UNDERGARMENTS."///

I seen it somewhere else but I knew it was also in a ALARACT message

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