Navy Maximum and Minimum Weight Standards

BMI and Body Fat Used to Determine Maximum and Minimum Weights for Navy

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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 6110.1G - PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM

Navy Weight Maximum Charts

Height - Inches/ Feet and Inches

Men - Maximum Weight

Women - Maximum Weight

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

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.

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

5891 lbs

84 lbs

599487
609790
6110092
6210495
6310798
64110102
65114105
66118108
67121112
68125115
69128119
70132122
71136125
72140129
73144132
74148136
75152140
76156144
77160147
78164151

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