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Below is the chart depicting the maximum allowable weight for male Coast Guard personnel.

The Coast Guard is the only service that includes "frame size" in their weight chart. In order to determine maximum allowable weight, you must first determine the individual's "frame size code" by measuring the circumference of their wrist.

Using a cloth tape measure on the wrist of the dominant hand, fingers extended and apart, measure all the way around at the point where there are two "knobs" just above the hand. Be sure the tape goes across both bones ("knobs").

A - Under 6 1/4 inches
B - 1/4 to under 6 1/2
C - 6 1/2 to under 6 3/4
D - 6 3/4 to under 7
E - 7 to under 7 1/4
F - 7 1/4 to under 7 1/2
G - 7 1/2 to under 7 3/4
H - 7 3/4 to under 8
J - 8 to under 8 1/4
K - 8 1/4 to under 8 1/2
L - 8 1/2 to under 8 3/4
M - Greater than 8 3/4

U.S. Coast Guard Weight Chart - Males
Height
Frame Size Code
  A B C D E F G H J K L M
60 140 144 148 152 16 159 163 167 171 175 179 183
61 144 148 152 156 160 164 167 171 175 179 183 187
62 148 152 156 160 164 168 172 176 179 183 187 191
63 152 156 160 164 168 172 176 180 184 188 191 195
64 157 160 164 168 172 176 180 184 188 192 196 200
65 161 165 169 172 176 180 184 188 192 196 200 204
66 165 169 173 177 181 184 188 192 196 200 204 208
67 169 173 177 181 185 189 193 196 200 204 208 212
68 173 177 181 185 189 193 197 201 205 208 212 216
69 177 181 185 189 193 197 201 205 209 213 216 220
70 182 185 189 193 197 201 205 209 213 217 221 225
71 186 190 194 197 201 205 209 213 217 221 225 229
72 190 194 198 202 206 209 213 217 221 225 229 233
73 194 198 202 206 210 214 218 221 225 229 233 237
74 198 202 206 210 214 218 222 226 230 233 237 241
75 202 206 210 214 218 222 226 230 234 238 242 245
76 207 210 214 216 222 226 230 234 238 242 248 250
77 211 215 219 222 226 230 234 238 242 246 250 254
78 215 219 223 227 231 234 238 242 246 250 254 258
79 219 223 227 231 235 239 243 246 250 254 258 262
80 223 227 231 235 239 243 247 251 255 258 262 266

The Coast Guard weighs members *at least* once every year. As with the other military services, the weight chart is just a screening device. A member who exceeds the maximum allowable weight on the chart above is measured for body fat, using the procedures outlined in Coast Guard Commandant Instruction (COMDTINST) M1020-8C - Allowable Weight Standards For The Health And Well-Being Of Coast Guard Military Personnel. If an individual is within the body-fat standards, they are not considered to be "over-weight," even if they exceed the limits on the above chart.

U.S. Coast Guard - Maximum Body Fat Percentages Allowed - Male
Age Body Fat Percentage
Less than 30 23%
Less than 40 25%
40 or greater 27%

 

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