U.S. Army Weight Requirements

Army recruits

Below is the Army's weight minimum and maximum allowable for recruits to enlist. It is broken down by height and then further in to age groups

Height will be measured in stocking feet on a flat surface with the chin parallel to the floor. The body should 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. If the height fraction is 1/2 inch or greater, round up.

Weight will be measured and recorded to the nearest pound. Both height and weight will be officially taken at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS).  It is very important to be over your minimum or under your maximum as not meeting either one will probably either stop you from enlisting or even worse cause you not to be able to go to basic training.

WOMEN:

Height(inches)
Weight by years of age for females  (lbs)
17-20yrs
21-27yrs
28-39yrs
40+yrs
58
Maximum
119
121
122
124
Minimum
91
91
91
91
59
Maximum
124
125
126
128
Minimum
94
94
94
94
60
Maximum
128
129
131
133
Minimum
97
97
97
97
61
Maximum
132
134
135
137
Minimum
100
100
100
100
62
Maximum
136
138
140
142
Minimum
104
104
104
104
63
Maximum
141
143
144
146
Minimum
107
107
107
107
64
Maximum
145
147
149
151
Minimum
110
110
110
110
65
Maximum
150
152
154
156
Minimum
114
114
114
114
66
Maximum
155
156
158
161
Minimum
117
117
117
117
67
Maximum
159
161
163
166
Minimum
121
121
121
121
68
Maximum
164
166
168
171
Minimum
125
125
125
125
69
Maximum
169
171
173
176
Minimum
128
128
128
128
70
Maximum
174
176
178
181
Minimum
132
132
132
132
71
Maximum
179
181
183
186
Minimum
136
136
136
136
72
Maximum
184
186
188
191
Minimum
140
140
140
140
73
Maximum
189
191
194
197
Minimum
144
144
144
144
74
Maximum
194
197
199
202
Minimum
148
148
148
148
75
Maximum
200
202
204
208
Minimum
152
152
152
152
76
Maximum
205
207
210
213
Minimum
156
156
156
156
77
Maximum
210
213
215
219
Minimum
160
160
160
160
78
Maximum
216
218
221
225
Minimum
164
164
164
164
79
Maximum
221
224
227
230
Minimum
168
168
168
168
80
Maximum
227
230
233
236
Minimum
173
173
173
173
 

MEN:

Height (inches)
 
Weight by years of age for males (lbs)
17-20yrs
21-27yrs
28-39yrs
40+yrs
58
Maximum
-
-
-
-
Minimum
91
-
-
-
59
Maximum
-
-
-
-
Minimum
94
-
-
-
60
Maximum
132
136
139
141
Minimum
97
97
97
97
61
Maximum
136
140
144
146
Minimum
100
100
100
100
62
Maximum
141
144
148
150
Minimum
104
104
104
104
63
Maximum
145
149
153
155
Minimum
107
107
107
107
64
Maximum
150
154
158
160
Minimum
110
110
110
110
65
Maximum
155
159
163
165
Minimum
114
114
114
114
66
Maximum
160
163
168
170
Minimum
117
117
117
117
67
Maximum
165
169
174
176
Minimum
121
121
121
121
68
Maximum
170
174
179
181
Minimum
125
125
125
125
69
Maximum
175
179
184
188
Minimum
128
128
128
128
70
Maximum
180
185
189
192
Minimum
132
132
132
132
71
Maximum
185
189
194
197
Minimum
136
136
136
136
72
Maximum
190
195
200
203
Minimum
140
140
140
140
73
Maximum
195
200
205
208
Minimum
144
144
144
144
74
Maximum
201
206
211
214
Minimum
148
148
148
148
75
Maximum
206
212
217
220
Minimum
152
152
152
152
76
Maximum
212
217
223
226
Minimum
156
156
156
156
77
Maximum
218
223
229
232
Minimum
160
160
160
160
78
Maximum
223
229
235
238
Minimum
164
164
164
164
79
Maximum
229
235
241
244
Minimum
168
168
168
168
80
Maximum
234
240
247
250
Minimum
173
173
173
173
 

Maximum Body Fat Percentages:

  Female Age Groups
Age 17-20 21-27 28-39 40+
Body Fat % 30% 32% 34% 36%
  Male Age Groups
Age 17-20 21-27 28-39 40+
Body Fat % 20% 22% 24% 26%

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