Navy Maximum And Minimum Weight Standards

Body Mass Index And Body Fat Scales For Navy

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••• Navy Body Composition Assessment (BCA), by PO3 Christopher Marshall, identified by DVIDS

Meeting height and weight standards in the Navy as you progress in rank and age gets easier with more leniency due to typical weight gain as humans age. Losing weight and body fat as we age however, does not get easier. Meeting the standards at any age in the military requires effort. There are two things you can do to meet the standards with regards to the physical fitness standards as well as the body fat measurements that also occur twice a year.

Success with these Navy job requirements means you have to eat right and exercise. As we age, it becomes imperative to watch your caloric intake each day as it is near impossible to outwork your diet after 35-40 years old or older.

The Standards As Of 2018

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. Body Fat Measurements are performed according to the instructions contained in OPNAV Instruction 6110.1J - PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM

Navy Maximum Height and  Weight Charts

Height - Inch / Ft and inch

   Men - Maximum Weight      

Women - Maximum Weight

51 - 4'3"

52 - 4'4"

53 - 4'5"

54 - 4'6"

55 - 4'7"

56 - 4'8"

57 - 4' 9"

97 lbs

102 lbs

107 lbs

112 lbs

117 lbs

122 lbs

127 lbs

102 lbs

106 lbs

110 lbs

114 lbs

118 lbs

123 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
82 - 6' 10"251 lbs239
83 - 6' 11"256 lbs245
84 - 7' 0"261 lbs251
85 - 7' 1"266 lbs257
86 - 7' 2"271 lbs263

 

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 and having 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 at the Military Entrance Processing Station. For men, the limit is 26 percent body fat. It is determined by a neck measurement and abdomen measurement. For women, the limit is 36 percent body fat determined by a neck, waist, and hip measurement.

Ages

Men Max Body Fat %

Women Max Body Fat %

18-21

22%

33%

22-29

23%

34%

30-39

24%

35%

40 +

26%

36%

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

87

60

97

90

61

100

92

62

104

95

63

107

98

64

110

102

65

114

105

66

118

108

67

121

112

68

125

115

69

128

119

70

132

122

71

136

125

72

140

129

73

144

132

74

148

136

75

152

140

76

156

144

77

160

147

78

164

151


Yes, there is also a minimum height and weight standard for the military. If 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 Medical Entry Processing Station (MEPS) to gain entry into the military, however, if you continue to lose weight while serving and not meet the standards above, you could be separated from the service.