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Soldiers are weighed at least twice per year (usually in conjunction with the Army Physical Fitness Test, to ensure they meet Army standards for weight and fitness.

The chart below is not used for new accessions. The Army has separate weight standards for those applying to join the Army. The below chart is used once a Solider has completed Army Basic Combat Training.

The weight chart is a screening tool. Just because a Soldier exceeds the weight on the chart does not mean that Soldier is overweight. Soldiers who exceed the weight indicated for their age/height on the below chart are measured for body-fat content using procedures in Army Regulation 600-9, Army Weight Control Program. If the Soldier is found to be within Army Body-Fat standards, they are not considered overweight.

Body-Fat standards for Army Male Soldiers are:

Age 17-20 - 20%
Age 21-27 - 22%
Age 28-39 - 24%
Age 40+ - 26%

Weight Checks will be performed using the following procedures:

(1) Height will be measured in stocking feet (without shoes), standing on a flat surface with the chin parallel to the floor. The body will be straight but not rigid, similar to the position of attention. The measurement will be rounded to the nearest inch with the following guidelines: If the height fraction is less than 1/2 inch, round down to the nearest whole number in inches; if the height fraction is 1/2 inch or greater, round up to the next highest whole number in inches.

(2) Weight will be measured and recorded to the nearest pound within the following guidelines: If the weight fraction is less than 1/2 pound, round down to the nearest pound; if the weight fraction is 1/2 pound or greater, round up to the next highest pound.

(3) All measurements will be in a standard PT uniform (gym shorts and T-shirt, without shoes).

(4) Add 6 pounds per inch for males over 80 inches

HEIGHT
IN
INCHES
MINIMUM WEIGHT MAX WEIGHT
AGE 17 - 20
MAX WEIGHT
AGE 21 - 27
MAX WEIGHT
AGE
28 - 39
MAX WEIGHT
AGE
40 +
58 91
59 94
60 97 132 136 139 141
61 100 136 140 144 146
62 104 141 144 148 150
63 107 145 149 153 155
64 110 150 154 158 160
65 114 155 159 163 165
66 117 160 163 168 170
67 121 165 169 174 178
68 125 170 174 179 181
69 128 175 179 184 186
70 132 180 185 189 192
71 136 185 189 194 197
72 140 190 195 200 203
73 144 195 200 205 208
74 148 201 206 211 214
75 152 206 212 217 220
76 156 212 217 223 226
77 160 218 223 229 232
78 164 223 229 235 238
79 168 229 235 241 244
80 173 234 240 247 250

 

Soldiers who are under the minimum weight limit must be referred for a medical evaluation.

Soldiers who exceed the weight charts are measured for body-fat. Those who exceed the Army body-fat standards are enrolled in the Army Weight Management Program. Those in the weight management program must lose between 3 and 8 pounds per month until they meet body-fat standards. Those who fail to make satisfactory progress are subject to involuntary discharge.

Individuals who exceed body-fat standards are ineligible for promotion, professional military education, most non-mandatory training schools, and reenlistment.

 

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