Navy 2019 Maximum and Minimum Weight Standards

There Are Several Variables Considered for Navy Standards

Man getting his body measured
••• Navy Body Composition Assessment (BCA), by PO3 Christopher Marshall, identified by DVIDS

Meeting height and weight standards in the Navy no matter your age takes effort and focus. Navy personnel are tested for physical fitness twice a year, and even though the requirements get slightly easier the older you are, they're still too strict for you to slack off and stop eating right and exercising.

Navy Weight Standards: 2019

The weight standards for the Navy are used to determine what further screening is needed for applicants. Only applicants not meeting the Navy weight standard for their height will be measured for body fat percentage.

Navy Maximum Height and  Weight Charts

Height - Inch / Ft and inch

Men - Maximum Weight

Women - Maximum Weight

51'' - 4'3''

97 lbs

102 lbs

52'' - 4'4''

102 lbs

106 lbs

53'' - 4'5''

107 lbs

110 lbs

54'' - 4'6''

112 lbs

114 lbs
55'' - 4'7''

117 lbs

118 lbs

56'' - 4'8''

122 lbs

123 lbs
57'' - 4'9''

127 lbs

127 lbs

58'' - 4' 10"

131 lbs

131 lbs

59'' - 4' 11"

136 lbs

136 lbs

60'' - 5' 0"

141 lbs

141 lbs

61'' - 5' 1"

145 lbs

145 lbs

62'' - 5' 2"

150 lbs

149 lbs

63'' - 5" 3"

155 lbs

152 lbs

64'' - 5" 4"

160 lbs

156 lbs

65'' - 5" 5"

165 lbs

160 lbs

66'' - 5" 6"

170 lbs

163 lbs

67'' - 5" 7"

175 lbs

167 lbs

68'' - 5" 8"

181 lbs

170 lbs

69'' - 5" 9"

186 lbs

174 lbs

70'' - 5" 10"

191 lbs

177 lbs

71'' - 5" 11"

196 lbs

181 lbs

72'' - 6" 0"

201 lbs

185 lbs

73'' - 6" 1"

206 lbs

189 lbs

74'' - 6" 2"

211 lbs

194 lbs

75'' - 6" 3"

216 lbs

200 lbs

76'' - 6" 4"

221 lbs

205 lbs

77'' - 6" 5"

226 lbs

211 lbs

78'' - 6" 6"

231 lbs

216 lbs

79'' - 6" 7"

236 lbs

222 lbs

80'' - 6" 8"

241 lbs

227 lbs

81'' - 6' 9"

246 lbs

233 lbs

82'' - 6' 10"

251 lbs

239 lbs

83'' - 6' 11"

256 lbs

245 lbs

84'' - 7' 0"

261 lbs

251 lbs

85'' - 7' 1"

266 lbs

257 lbs

86'' - 7' 2"

271 lbs

263 lbs

Abdominal Circumference Measurement

If you exceed the weight on the weight charts, an abdominal circumference measurement will be taken. If your measurement is equal to 39 inches or less for men or 35.5 inches or less for women, you may still qualify. The measurement is taken on bare skin, at the uppermost hip bone with the arms at your sides after you've exhaled.

Body Fat Measurement

If you don't qualify based on the height/weight chart and the abdominal circumference measurement, then further measuring is done to determine your body fat percentage. For men, the limit is 23 percent body fat. It is determined by a neck measurement and abdomen measurement. For women, the limit is 34 percent body fat determined by a neck, waist, and hip measurement.

Navy Minimum Weights

If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is below 19, the Chief Medical Officer of the Military Entrance Processing Station will further assess you. This is done to determine if you have a medical or psychiatric condition that has resulted in being underweight. The physician will do a thorough medical history and examination.

You can be down to 17.5 BMI if you don't have an underlying problem and be qualified to serve. But you may be temporarily disqualified if you are below 17.5 BMI and given a four-day delay for each pound under the standard.

Height (inches)

Weight at BMI 19

Weight at BMI 17.5

58

91 lbs

84 lbs

59

94 lbs

87 lbs

60

97 lbs

90 lbs

61

100 lbs

92 lbs

62

104 lbs

95 lbs

63

107 lbs

98 lbs

64

110 lbs

102 lbs

65

114 lbs

105 lbs

66

118 lbs

108 lbs

67

121 lbs

112 lbs

68

125 lbs

115 lbs

69

128 lbs

119 lbs

70

132 lbs

122 lbs

71

136 lbs

125 lbs

72

140 lbs

129 lbs

73

144 lbs

132 lbs

74

148 lbs

136 lbs

75

152 lbs

140 lbs

76

156 lbs

144 lbs

77

160 lbs

147 lbs

78

164 lbs

151 lbs

Yes, there is also a minimum height and weight standard for the military. If you're too short, too tall, or too thin, you may not be eligible for military service according to the above minimum standard chart. You will be measured at the recruiting station to gain entry into the military, however, if you continue to lose weight while serving and are not able to meet the standards, you could be separated from the service.