|Army Weight Charts|
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 Female Soldiers are:
Weight Checks will be performed using the following procedures:
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.