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Weight Chart Requirements for Entry into the USMC DEP - Male
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The chart below shows the weight requirements for males to enlist in the Marine Corps Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP).

Applicants who exceed the weight limits below require a waiver, approved by the Marine Corps Recruiting Region Commanding General, in order to enlist in the DEP. Waivers are only approved if the recruit can meet the Initial Strength Test (IST) requirements, and does not exceed allowable body fat limits.

The Marine Corps Body-Fat limit for male recruits is 18 percent. The procedures to measure body fat can be found in Marine Corps Order (MCO) 6100.12 - MARINE CORPS PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST AND BODY COMPOSITION PROGRAM MANUAL.

Prior to shipping out to basic training, Marine Recruits must meet different (more strict) weight standards, known as the "Retention Weight Standards." Recruits who exceed the Retention Weight Standards can still ship out to basic training, if any of the following conditions are met:

Within 5 percent of retention weight standards: If the recruit passes the IST, he can ship to basic training with no waiver.

More than 5 percent over retention weight: Recruit must pass the IST, and receive a waiver from the Marine Corps Recruiting District Commanding Officer.

More than 10 percent over retention weight: Recruit must pass the IST, be within body-fat standards (18 percent), and receive a waiver from the Marine Corps Recruiting Region Commanding General.

 
Max Weight
Height Minimum
Weight
Age 16-20 Age 21-30 Age 31-35
58 96 148 153 152
59 98 153 158 157
60 100 158 163 162
61 102 163 168 167
62 103 168 174 173
63 104 174 180 178
64 105 179 185 184
65 106 185 191 190
66 107 191 197 196
67 111 197 203 202
68 115 203 209 208
69 119 209 215 214
70 123 215 222 220
71 127 221 228 227
72 131 227 234 233
73 135 233 241 240
74 139 240 248 246
75 143 246 254 253
76 147 253 261 260
77 151 260 268 266
78 153 267 275 273

Above Information Derived from Marine Corps Order (MCO) P1100.72B - MILITARY PERSONNEL ROCUREMENT MANUAL, VOLUME 2, ENLISTED PROCUREMENT


 

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