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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 Female Soldiers are:

Age 17-20 - 30%
Age 21-27 - 32%
Age 28-39 - 34%
Age 40+ - 36%

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 5 pounds per inch for females 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 91 119 121 122 123
59 94 124 125 126 128
60 97 128 129 131 133
61 100 132 134 135 137
62 104 136 138 140 142
63 107 141 143 144 146
64 110 145 147 149 151
65 114 150 152 154 156
66 117 155 156 158 161
67 121 159 161 163 166
68 125 164 166 168 171
69 128 169 171 173 176
70 132 174 176 178 181
71 136 179 181 183 186
72 140 184 186 188 191
73 144 189 191 194 197
74 148 194 197 199 202
75 152 200 202 204 208
76 156 205 207 210 213
77 160 210 213 215 219
78 164 216 218 221 225
79 168 221 224 227 230
80 173 227 230 233 236

 

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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