U.S. Army Weight Requirements

Fitness and Health Products

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, prevent you from going 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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