All Marines are required to maintain their weight/body fat in accordance with Marine Corps standards. Marines who weigh more than allowed on the charts linked below must undergo a body-fat measurement. Those who are over the Marine Corps body-fat standards are enrolled in the Marine Corps Body Composition Program - formerlly known as the "Weight Control Program."
Every Marine must be physically fit, regardless of age, grade, or duty assignment. Marines are required to pass a semi-annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT):
The Marine Corps has developed a Combat Fitness Test (CFT), that all Marines must pass, in addition to the standard Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT). At this time, the CFT is pass/fail, but -- beginning in July 2009, the Marine Corps will establish points for these events, and they will count toward Marine Corps promotion points, just as the PFT currently does.