Height and Weight Standards

These weight standards apply for contracting only (i.e., enlistment into the delayed entry program). Standards for male applicants entering active duty or initial active duty for training (i.e., "shipping" to recruit training) are more stringent, but make certain you qualify for this level and then work on losing more weight if you find your weight is close the maximum on the chart for your sex.

Height and Weight Standards for Men

Height (inches)Minimum Weight (regardless of age)Maximum Weight (16-20 years old)Maximum Weight (21-30 years old)
5896148153
5998153158
60100158163
61102163168
62103168174
63104174180
64105179186
65106185191
66107191197
67111197203
68115203209
69119209215
70123215222
71127221228
72131227234
73135233241
74139240248
75143246254
76147253261
77151260268
78153267275
79157274282
80160281288

Height and Weight Standards for Women

Height (inches)Minimum Weight (regardless of age)Maximum Weight (16-20 years old)Maximum Weight (21-30 years old)
5891120123
5994124127
6097128131
61100132135
62104137140
63107141144
64110146149
65114150153
66117155157
67121160163
68125164167
69128169173
70132174177
71136179181
72140184187
73144189192
74148195197
75152200203
76156205208
77160211214
78164216219
79168222225
80173228231