United States Military Body Fat Standards

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Contrary to popular belief, there is no maximum "weight" to join or stay in the military. "Weight" is not the standard. Body-Fat percentage is.

However, it takes more time to measure body-fat than it does to weigh a member. Therefore, each of the services have weight charts that they use to "screen" members. If a military member weighs more than the allowed weight on the chart, they are measured for body-fat percentage.

Body-fat standards are used to determine initial qualification for enlistment/accession and also to determine whether or not a member continues to meet required standards after joining. Military members are periodically weighed (and measured, if necessary) throughout their career. Those found to be over their body-fat limits are entered into a mandatory weight loss program. Those who fail to maintain required body-fat standards are subject to administrative sanctions which can include reprimands, denial of promotions, administrative demotion in rank, and even administrative discharge. (Exception: The Air Force no longer uses weight/body fat measurements, except for initial entry. Instead, a "Body Composition" measurement is an integrated componant of the Air Force Physical Fitness Test).

Individuals who exceed the maximum weights  are measured for body-fat percentage.

Body-Fat Procedures

The Department of Defense formula to compute body-fat percentage is somewhat complicated.

For males, the formula is % body fat = 86.010 x log10(abdomen - neck) - 70.041 x log10(height) + 36.76, and for females, the formula is % body fat = 163.205 x log10(waist + hip - neck) - 97.684 x log10(height) - 78.387.

However, you don't have to worry about that, as DOD has prepared charts, based on the above formula, that one can use to look up their body-fat percentage, after taking the proper measurements.

Measurements (Male)

Abdomen. Measure abdominal circumference against the skin at the navel (belly button), level and parallel to the floor. Arms are at the sides. Record the measurement at the end of member's normal, relaxed exhalation. Round abdominal measurement down to the nearest ½ inch.

Neck. Measure the neck circumference at a point just below the larynx (Adam's Apple) and perpendicular to the long axis of the neck. Do not place the tape measure over the Adam's Apple. Service member should look straight ahead during measurement, with shoulders down (not hunched). The tape will be as close to horizontal as anatomically feasible (the tape line in the front of the neck should be at the same height as the tape line in the back of the neck). Care should be taken so as not to involve the shoulder/neck muscles (trapezius) in the measurement. Round neck measurement up to the nearest ½ inch.

Subtract the neck measurement from the abdomen measurement, then look up the results on the body fat charts charts found on page 4 of this article.

Measurements (Female)

Neck. Measure neck circumference at a point just below the larynx (Adam's Apple) and perpendicular to the long axis of the neck. The Service member should look straight ahead during measurement, with shoulders down (not hunched). Round the neck measurement up to nearest ½ inch.

Waist. Measure the natural waist circumference, against the skin, at the point of minimal abdominal circumference, usually located about halfway between the navel and the lower end of the sternum (breast bone). When you cannot easily see this site, take several measurements at probable sites and use the smallest value. Be sure that the tape is level and parallel to the floor. The Service member's arms must be at the sides. Take measurements at the end of member's normal relaxed exhalation. Round the natural waist measurement down to the nearest ½ inch.

Hip. Measure the hip circumference while facing the Service member's right side by placing the tape around the hips so that it passes over the greatest protrusion of the gluteal muscles (buttocks) as viewed from the side. Make sure the tape is level and parallel to the floor. Apply sufficient tension on the tape to minimize the effect of clothing. Round the hip measurement down to the nearest ½ inch.

Add the waist and hip measurements together, then subract the neck measurements. Look up the results on the charts found on page 5 of this article.

Army (new recruits)

 

ARMY HEIGHT/WEIGHT CHART- MALES
Height in InchesMinimum WeightMaximum Weight (Age 17-20)Maximum Weight (Age 21-27)Maximum Weight (Age 28-39)Maximum Weight (Age 40+)
5891    
5994    
6097132136139141
61100136140144146
62104141144148150
63107145149153155
64110150154158160
65114155159163165
66117160163168170
67121165169174178
68125170174179181
69128175179184186
70132180185189192
71136185189194197
72140190195200203
73144195200205208
74148201206211214
75152206212217220
76156212217223226
77160218223229232
78164223229235238
79168229235241244
80173234240247250

 

 

ARMY HEIGHT/WEIGHT CHART- FEMALES
Height in InchesMinimum WeightMaximum Weight (Age 17-20)Maximum Weight (Age 21-27)Maximum Weight (Age 28-39)Maximum Weight (Age 40+)
5891119121122123
5994124125126128
6097128129131133
61100132134135137
62104136138140142
63107141143144146
64110145147149151
65114150152154156
66117155156158161
67121159161163166
68125164166168171
69128169171173176
70132174176178181
71136179181183186
72140184186188191
73144189191194197
74148194197199202
75152200202204208
76156205207210213
77160210213215219
78164216218221225
79168221224227230
80173227230233236
 

 

Air Force

AIR FORCE WEIGHT CHARTS- MALE AND FEMALE
 
Height (inches)Max Weight (lbs)
58131
59136
60141
61145
62150
63155
64160
65165
66170
67175
68180
69186
70191
71197
72202
73208
74214
75220
76225
77231
78237
79244
80250

 

    Navy

    NAVY WEIGHT CHARTS- MALE
    Male
    Height (inches)Maximum Weight Standard (pounds)
    57127
    58131
    59136
    60141
    61145
    62150
    63155
    64160
    65165
    66170
    67175
    68181
    69186
    70191
    71196
    72201
    73206
    74211
    75216
    76221
    77226
    78231
    79236
    80241
     

     

    NAVY WEIGHT CHARTS- FEMALE
     Female
    Height (inches)Maximum Weight Standard (pounds)
    57127
    58131
    59136
    60141
    61145
    62149
    63152
    64156
    65160
    66163
    67167
    68170
    69174
    70177
    71181
    72185
    73189
    74194
    75200
    76205
    77211
    78216
    79222
    80227

     

    Marine Corps - New Recruits ONLY

     

    MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS MALE
    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

     

    MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS FEMALE
    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

     

    Marine Corps - After Entry

     

    MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS MALE
    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
     

     

    MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS FEMALE
    Height (Inches)Maximum Standard (Pounds)Minimum Standard (Pounds)
    5812091
    5912494
    6012897
    61132100
    62137104
    63141107
    64146110
    65150114
    66155117
    67160121
    68164125
    69169128
    70174132
    71179136
    72184140
    73189144
    74195148
    75200152
    76205156
    77211160
    78216164
    79222168
    80228173
     

       

      Body Fat Measurements for each of the Services

      Body-Fat limits for each of the services are:

      Army (New Recruit Standards)

      Male 17-20 - 24% 
      Male 21-27 - 26% 
      Male 28-39 - 28% 
      Male 40+ - 30% 
      Female 17-20 - 30% 
      Female 21-27 - 32% 
      Female 28-39 - 34% 
      Female 40 + - 36%

      Army (Standards After Boot Camp)

      Male 17-20 - 20%
      Male 21-27 - 22%
      Male 28-39 - 24%
      Male 40+ - 26%
      Female 17-20 - 28%
      Female 21-27 - 30%
      Female 28-39 - 32%
      Female 40+ - 34%

      Air Force (New Recruit Standards)

      Male 17-29 - 20% 
      Male 30 + - 24% 
      Female 17-29 - 28% 
      Female 30 + - 32%

      Air Force (Standards After Boot Camp)

      Note: The Air Force no longer measures body fat after basic training. Instead, "Body Composition" is an integrated part of the overall Air Force Fitness Test.

      BODY FAT CHARTS FOR MALES

       

      The below tables are derived from DoD Instruction 1308.3DoD Physical Fitness and Body Fat Programs Procedures.

      Body Fat Percentages for Males between 60.0 and 64.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      60.060.561.061.562.062.563.063.564.064.5
      13.599        
      14.011111010101099  
      14.512121211111111101010
      15.013131313121212121111
      15.515151515151313131312
      16.016161515151514141414
      16.517171616161615151515
      17.018181817171717161616
      17.519191918181818171717
      18.020202019191919181818
      18.521212120202020191919
      19.022222221212121202020
      19.523232322222222212121
      20.024242423232323222222
      20.525252524242424232323
      21.026262625252525242424
      21.527272726262626252525
      22.028272727272626262625
      22.529282828282727272726
      23.029292929282828282727
      23.530303029292929282828
      24.031313030303029292929
      24.532313131303030303029
      25.032323232313131313030
      25.533333332323232313131
      26.034343333333332323232
      26.535343434343333333332
      27.035353535343434343333
      27.536363635353535343434
      28.037363636363535353534
      28.5  3737363636363535
      29.0    373737363636
      29.5       373736

       

      Body Fat Percentages for Females between 58.0 and 62.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      58.058.559.059.560.060.561.061.562.062.5
      45.019         
      45.5202019       
      46.02120202019     
      46.52121212020201919  
      47.022222221212020201919
      47.523232222222121212020
      48.024232323222222212121
      48.524242423232322222221
      49.025252424242323232222
      49.526262525242424232323
      50.027262626252524242423
      50.527272726262625252524
      51.028282727272626262525
      51.529282828272727262626
      52.029292928282827272726
      52.530302929292828282727
      53.031303030292929282828
      53.531313130303029292928
      54.032323131313030302929
      54.533323232313131303030
      55.033333332323231313130
      55.534343333333232323131
      56.035343434333333323231
      56.535353534343433333232
      57.036363535343434333333
      57.537363635353534343433
      58.037373636363535353434
      58.538373737363636353535
      59.038383837373736363635
      59.539393838383737363636
      60.040393938383837373736
      60.540403939393838383737
      61.041404040393939383838
      61.541414140404039393838
      62.042424141404040393939
      62.542424241414140404039
      63.043434242424141414040
      63.544434342424241414140
      64.044444343434242424141
      64.545444444434343424242
      65.045454544444343434242
      65.546454545444444434343
      66.046464645454544444343
      66.547464646454545444444
      67.0  4746464645454544
      67.5   47464646454545
      68.0    474746464645
      68.5      47464646
      69.0       474746
      69.5         47
       

       

      Body Fat Percentages for Males between 65.0 and 69.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      65.065.566.066.567.067.568.068.569.069.5
      14.51099       
      15.01111101010101099 
      15.512121211111111111010
      16.013131313121212121211
      16.514141414141313131312
      17.016151515151414141414
      17.517161616161615151515
      18.018181717171716161616
      18.519191818181817171717
      19.020201919191918181818
      19.521212020202019191919
      20.022212121212120202020
      20.523222222222121212121
      21.024232323232222222221
      21.524242424232323232322
      22.025252525242424242323
      22.526262625252525242424
      23.027272626262626252525
      23.528272727272726262626
      24.028282828282727272726
      24.529292929282828282727
      25.030303029292929282828
      25.531313030303029292929
      26.031313131313030303029
      26.532323232313131313030
      27.033333232323232313131
      27.534333333333232323232
      28.0 34343434333333333232
      28.535353434343434333333
      29.0 36363636353535353434
      29.5 36363636353535353434
      30.037373636363635353535
      30.5  3737373636363635
      31.0     3737363636
      31.5        3737

       

      Body Fat Percentages for Males between 70.0 and 74.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      70.070.571.071.572.072.573.073.574.074.5
      15.510110999     
      16.0111111101010101099
      16.512121212111111111110
      17.013131313131212121211
      17.514141414141313131313
      18.015151515151414141414
      18.517161616161515151515
      19.018171717171616161616
      19.518181818181717171717
      20.019191919191818181818
      20.520202020191919191918
      21.021212121202020202019
      21.522222221212121212020
      22.023232322222222222121
      22.524242323232323222222
      23.025242424242423232323
      23.525252525252424242424
      24.026262626252525252524
      24.527272726262626262525
      25.028282727272726262626
      25.529282828282727272727
      26.029292929282828282827
      26.530303029292929282828
      27.031303030303029292929
      27.531313131303030303029
      28.032323231313131313030
      28.533323232323231313131
      29.033333333323232323231
      29.534343433333333323232
      30.035343434343433333333
      30.535353535343434343433
      31.036363535353535343434
      31.536363636363535353535
      32.037373736363636363535
      32.5   37373636363636
      33.0      37373636
      33.5         37

       

      BODY FAT CHARTS FOR FEMALES
      The below tables are derived from DoD Instruction 1308.3DoD Physical Fitness and Body Fat Programs Procedures.

      Body Fat Percentages for Females between 58.0 and 62.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      58.058.559.059.560.060.561.061.562.062.5
      45.019         
      45.5202019       
      46.02120202019     
      46.52121212020201919  
      47.022222221212020201919
      47.523232222222121212020
      48.024232323222222212121
      48.524242423232322222221
      49.025252424242323232222
      49.526262525242424232323
      50.027262626252524242423
      50.527272726262625252524
      51.028282727272626262525
      51.529282828272727262626
      52.029292928282827272726
      52.530302929292828282727
      53.031303030292929282828
      53.531313130303029292928
      54.032323131313030302929
      54.533323232313131303030
      55.033333332323231313130
      55.534343333333232323131
      56.035343434333333323231
      56.535353534343433333232
      57.036363535343434333333
      57.537363635353534343433
      58.037373636363535353434
      58.538373737363636353535
      59.038383837373736363635
      59.539393838383737363636
      60.040393938383837373736
      60.540403939393838383737
      61.041404040393939383838
      61.541414140404039393838
      62.042424141404040393939
      62.542424241414140404039
      63.043434242424141414040
      63.544434342424241414140
      64.044444343434242424141
      64.545444444434343424242
      65.045454544444343434242
      65.546454545444444434343
      66.046464645454544444343
      66.547464646454545444444
      67.0  4746464645454544
      67.5   47464646454545
      68.0    474746464645
      68.5      47464646
      69.0       474746
      69.5         47

       

      Body Fat Percentages for Females between 63.0 and 67.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      63.063.564.064.565.065.566.066.567.067.5
      47.51919        
      48.020202019      
      48.5212120202019    
      49.0222121212020201919 
      49.522222221212120202019
      50.023232222222221212120
      50.524232323232222222121
      51.025242424232323222222
      51.525252524242423232322
      52.026262525252424242323
      52.527262626252525242424
      53.027272726262625252524
      53.528282727272626262525
      54.029282828272727262626
      54.529292928282827272726
      55.030302929292828282727
      55.531303030292929282828
      56.031313030303029292928
      56.532313131303030292929
      57.032323231313130303029
      57.533333232323131313030
      58.034333333323232313131
      58.534343433333332323231
      59.035353434343333333232
      59.535353534343433333333
      60.036363535353434343333
      60.537363636353535343434
      61.037373736363635353534
      61.538373737363636363535
      62.038383837373736363635
      62.539393838383737373636
      63.040393939383838373737
      63.540403939393838383737
      64.041404040393939383838
      64.541414140404039393938
      65.042414141404040393939
      65.542424241414140404039
      66.043424242414141414040
      66.543434342424241414140
      67.044444343434242424141
      67.544444443434342424241
      68.045454444444343434242
      68.545454544444443434343
      69.046464545454444444343
      69.546464645454544444444
      70.047474646464545454444
      70.5  4746464646454545
      71.0   47474646464545
      71.5     4747464646
      72.0      47474646
      72.5        4747

       

      Body Fat Percentages for Females between 68.0 and 72.5 Inches Tall:

      Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
      68.068.569.069.570.070.571.071.572.072.5
      49.519         
      50.0202019       
      50.5212020201919    
      51.022222121212020202019
      51.522222121212020202019
      52.023222222212121212020
      52.523232322222222212121
      53.024242323232222222221
      53.525242424232323232222
      54.025252524242424232323
      54.526262525252424242423
      55.027262626252525252424
      55.527272726262625252525
      56.028282727272626262525
      56.529282828272727262626
      57.029292928282827272726
      57.530292929292828282727
      58.030303029292929282828
      58.531313030302929292928
      59.032313131303030292929
      59.532323231313130303029
      60.033323232323131313030
      60.533333332323232313131
      61.034343333333232323231
      61.535343434333333323232
      62.035353534343433333332
      62.536353535343434343333
      63.036363635353534343434
      63.537373636363535353434
      64.037373736363636353535
      64.538383737373636363635
      65.038383838373737363636
      65.539393838383737373736
      66.040393939383838373737
      66.540403939393938383837
      67.041404040393939393838
      67.541414140404039393938
      68.042414141404040403939
      68.542424241414140404039
      69.043424242414141414040
      69.543434342424241414141
      70.044434343434242424141
      70.544444443434342424242
      71.045444444444343434242
      71.545454544444443434343
      72.046454545454444444343
      72.546464645454544444444
      73.047464646454545454444
      73.5 474746464645454544
      74.0   47464646464545
      74.5    474746464645
      75.0      47464646
      75.5       474746
      76.0         47

       

      Body Fat Percentages for Females between 73.0 and 77.5 Inches Tall:

       Height (inches)
      7373.57474.57575.57676.57777.5
      49<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      49.5<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      50<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      50.5<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      51<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      51.5<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      52201919<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
      52.52020201919<19<19<19<19<19
      532121202020201919<19<19
      53.522212121212020201919
      5422222221212121202020
      54.523232222222221212120
      5524232323222222222121
      55.524242423232323222222
      5625252424242323232322
      56.526252525242424242323
      5726262625252524242424
      57.527262626262525252524
      5827272727262626252525
      58.528282727272726262625
      5929282828272727272626
      59.529292928282827272727
      6030302929292828282827
      60.530303030292929282828
      6131313030303029292928
      61.532313131303030302929
      6232323231313130303030
      62.533323232323131313030
      6333333332323232313131
      63.534343333333232323231
      6434343434333333323232
      64.535353434343333333332
      6535353535343434333333
      65.5>35>353535353534343433
      66>35>35>35>35353535353434
      66.5>35>35>35>35>35>3535353535
      67>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>353535
      67.5>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>35

        Army (new recruits)

         

        ARMY HEIGHT/WEIGHT CHART- MALES
        Height in InchesMinimum WeightMaximum Weight (Age 17-20)Maximum Weight (Age 21-27)Maximum Weight (Age 28-39)Maximum Weight (Age 40+)
        5891    
        5994    
        6097132136139141
        61100136140144146
        62104141144148150
        63107145149153155
        64110150154158160
        65114155159163165
        66117160163168170
        67121165169174178
        68125170174179181
        69128175179184186
        70132180185189192
        71136185189194197
        72140190195200203
        73144195200205208
        74148201206211214
        75152206212217220
        76156212217223226
        77160218223229232
        78164223229235238
        79168229235241244
        80173234240247250
         

         

        ARMY HEIGHT/WEIGHT CHART- FEMALES
        Height in InchesMinimum WeightMaximum Weight (Age 17-20)Maximum Weight (Age 21-27)Maximum Weight (Age 28-39)Maximum Weight (Age 40+)
        5891119121122123
        5994124125126128
        6097128129131133
        61100132134135137
        62104136138140142
        63107141143144146
        64110145147149151
        65114150152154156
        66117155156158161
        67121159161163166
        68125164166168171
        69128169171173176
        70132174176178181
        71136179181183186
        72140184186188191
        73144189191194197
        74148194197199202
        75152200202204208
        76156205207210213
        77160210213215219
        78164216218221225
        79168221224227230
        80173227230233236
         

         

        Air Force

        AIR FORCE WEIGHT CHARTS- MALE AND FEMALE
         
        Height (inches)Max Weight (lbs)
        58131
        59136
        60141
        61145
        62150
        63155
        64160
        65165
        66170
        67175
        68180
        69186
        70191
        71197
        72202
        73208
        74214
        75220
        76225
        77231
        78237
        79244
        80250

         

         

          Navy

          NAVY WEIGHT CHARTS- MALE
          Male
          Height (inches)Maximum Weight Standard (pounds)
          57127
          58131
          59136
          60141
          61145
          62150
          63155
          64160
          65165
          66170
          67175
          68181
          69186
          70191
          71196
          72201
          73206
          74211
          75216
          76221
          77226
          78231
          79236
          80241
           

           

          NAVY WEIGHT CHARTS- FEMALE
           Female
          Height (inches)Maximum Weight Standard (pounds)
          57127
          58131
          59136
          60141
          61145
          62149
          63152
          64156
          65160
          66163
          67167
          68170
          69174
          70177
          71181
          72185
          73189
          74194
          75200
          76205
          77211
          78216
          79222
          80227

           

          Marine Corps- New Recruits ONLY

           

          MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS MALE
          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

           

          MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS FEMALE
          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

           

          Marine Corps- After Entry

           

          MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS MALE
          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
           

           

          MARINE CORPS HEIGHT/WEIGHT STANDARDS FEMALE
          Height (Inches)Maximum Standard (Pounds)Minimum Standard (Pounds)
          5812091
          5912494
          6012897
          61132100
          62137104
          63141107
          64146110
          65150114
          66155117
          67160121
          68164125
          69169128
          70174132
          71179136
          72184140
          73189144
          74195148
          75200152
          76205156
          77211160
          78216164
          79222168
          80228173
           

             

            Continue to page 3 for Body Fat Standard Charts

            Body Fat Measurements for each of the Services

             

            Body-Fat limits for each of the services are:

            Army (New Recruit Standards)

            Male 17-20 - 24% 
            Male 21-27 - 26% 
            Male 28-39 - 28% 
            Male 40+ - 30% 
            Female 17-20 - 30% 
            Female 21-27 - 32% 
            Female 28-39 - 34% 
            Female 40 + - 36%

            Army (Standards After Boot Camp)

            Male 17-20 - 20%
            Male 21-27 - 22%
            Male 28-39 - 24%
            Male 40+ - 26%
            Female 17-20 - 28%
            Female 21-27 - 30%
            Female 28-39 - 32%
            Female 40+ - 34%

            Air Force (New Recruit Standards)

            Male 17-29 - 20% 
            Male 30 + - 24% 
            Female 17-29 - 28% 
            Female 30 + - 32%

            Air Force (Standards After Boot Camp)

            Note: The Air Force no longer measures body fat after basic training. Instead, "Body Composition" is an integrated part of the overall Air Force Fitness Test.

             

            Continue to page 4 and 5 for Body Weight Charts for Males and Females.

            BODY FAT CHARTS FOR MALES

             

            The below tables are derived from DoD Instruction 1308.3DoD Physical Fitness and Body Fat Programs Procedures.

            Body Fat Percentages for Males between 60.0 and 64.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            60.060.561.061.562.062.563.063.564.064.5
            13.599        
            14.011111010101099  
            14.512121211111111101010
            15.013131313121212121111
            15.515151515151313131312
            16.016161515151514141414
            16.517171616161615151515
            17.018181817171717161616
            17.519191918181818171717
            18.020202019191919181818
            18.521212120202020191919
            19.022222221212121202020
            19.523232322222222212121
            20.024242423232323222222
            20.525252524242424232323
            21.026262625252525242424
            21.527272726262626252525
            22.028272727272626262625
            22.529282828282727272726
            23.029292929282828282727
            23.530303029292929282828
            24.031313030303029292929
            24.532313131303030303029
            25.032323232313131313030
            25.533333332323232313131
            26.034343333333332323232
            26.535343434343333333332
            27.035353535343434343333
            27.536363635353535343434
            28.037363636363535353534
            28.5  3737363636363535
            29.0    373737363636
            29.5       373736

             

            Body Fat Percentages for Females between 58.0 and 62.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            58.058.559.059.560.060.561.061.562.062.5
            45.019         
            45.5202019       
            46.02120202019     
            46.52121212020201919  
            47.022222221212020201919
            47.523232222222121212020
            48.024232323222222212121
            48.524242423232322222221
            49.025252424242323232222
            49.526262525242424232323
            50.027262626252524242423
            50.527272726262625252524
            51.028282727272626262525
            51.529282828272727262626
            52.029292928282827272726
            52.530302929292828282727
            53.031303030292929282828
            53.531313130303029292928
            54.032323131313030302929
            54.533323232313131303030
            55.033333332323231313130
            55.534343333333232323131
            56.035343434333333323231
            56.535353534343433333232
            57.036363535343434333333
            57.537363635353534343433
            58.037373636363535353434
            58.538373737363636353535
            59.038383837373736363635
            59.539393838383737363636
            60.040393938383837373736
            60.540403939393838383737
            61.041404040393939383838
            61.541414140404039393838
            62.042424141404040393939
            62.542424241414140404039
            63.043434242424141414040
            63.544434342424241414140
            64.044444343434242424141
            64.545444444434343424242
            65.045454544444343434242
            65.546454545444444434343
            66.046464645454544444343
            66.547464646454545444444
            67.0  4746464645454544
            67.5   47464646454545
            68.0    474746464645
            68.5      47464646
            69.0       474746
            69.5         47
             

             

             

            Body Fat Percentages for Males between 65.0 and 69.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            65.065.566.066.567.067.568.068.569.069.5
            14.51099       
            15.01111101010101099 
            15.512121211111111111010
            16.013131313121212121211
            16.514141414141313131312
            17.016151515151414141414
            17.517161616161615151515
            18.018181717171716161616
            18.519191818181817171717
            19.020201919191918181818
            19.521212020202019191919
            20.022212121212120202020
            20.523222222222121212121
            21.024232323232222222221
            21.524242424232323232322
            22.025252525242424242323
            22.526262625252525242424
            23.027272626262626252525
            23.528272727272726262626
            24.028282828282727272726
            24.529292929282828282727
            25.030303029292929282828
            25.531313030303029292929
            26.031313131313030303029
            26.532323232313131313030
            27.033333232323232313131
            27.534333333333232323232
            28.0 34343434333333333232
            28.535353434343434333333
            29.0 36363636353535353434
            29.5 36363636353535353434
            30.037373636363635353535
            30.5  3737373636363635
            31.0     3737363636
            31.5        3737

             

            Body Fat Percentages for Males between 70.0 and 74.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            70.070.571.071.572.072.573.073.574.074.5
            15.510110999     
            16.0111111101010101099
            16.512121212111111111110
            17.013131313131212121211
            17.514141414141313131313
            18.015151515151414141414
            18.517161616161515151515
            19.018171717171616161616
            19.518181818181717171717
            20.019191919191818181818
            20.520202020191919191918
            21.021212121202020202019
            21.522222221212121212020
            22.023232322222222222121
            22.524242323232323222222
            23.025242424242423232323
            23.525252525252424242424
            24.026262626252525252524
            24.527272726262626262525
            25.028282727272726262626
            25.529282828282727272727
            26.029292929282828282827
            26.530303029292929282828
            27.031303030303029292929
            27.531313131303030303029
            28.032323231313131313030
            28.533323232323231313131
            29.033333333323232323231
            29.534343433333333323232
            30.035343434343433333333
            30.535353535343434343433
            31.036363535353535343434
            31.536363636363535353535
            32.037373736363636363535
            32.5   37373636363636
            33.0      37373636
            33.5         37

            BODY FAT CHARTS FOR FEMALES
             

            The below tables are derived from DoD Instruction 1308.3DoD Physical Fitness and Body Fat Programs Procedures.

            Body Fat Percentages for Females between 58.0 and 62.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            58.058.559.059.560.060.561.061.562.062.5
            45.019         
            45.5202019       
            46.02120202019     
            46.52121212020201919  
            47.022222221212020201919
            47.523232222222121212020
            48.024232323222222212121
            48.524242423232322222221
            49.025252424242323232222
            49.526262525242424232323
            50.027262626252524242423
            50.527272726262625252524
            51.028282727272626262525
            51.529282828272727262626
            52.029292928282827272726
            52.530302929292828282727
            53.031303030292929282828
            53.531313130303029292928
            54.032323131313030302929
            54.533323232313131303030
            55.033333332323231313130
            55.534343333333232323131
            56.035343434333333323231
            56.535353534343433333232
            57.036363535343434333333
            57.537363635353534343433
            58.037373636363535353434
            58.538373737363636353535
            59.038383837373736363635
            59.539393838383737363636
            60.040393938383837373736
            60.540403939393838383737
            61.041404040393939383838
            61.541414140404039393838
            62.042424141404040393939
            62.542424241414140404039
            63.043434242424141414040
            63.544434342424241414140
            64.044444343434242424141
            64.545444444434343424242
            65.045454544444343434242
            65.546454545444444434343
            66.046464645454544444343
            66.547464646454545444444
            67.0  4746464645454544
            67.5   47464646454545
            68.0    474746464645
            68.5      47464646
            69.0       474746
            69.5         47

             

            Body Fat Percentages for Females between 63.0 and 67.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            63.063.564.064.565.065.566.066.567.067.5
            47.51919        
            48.020202019      
            48.5212120202019    
            49.0222121212020201919 
            49.522222221212120202019
            50.023232222222221212120
            50.524232323232222222121
            51.025242424232323222222
            51.525252524242423232322
            52.026262525252424242323
            52.527262626252525242424
            53.027272726262625252524
            53.528282727272626262525
            54.029282828272727262626
            54.529292928282827272726
            55.030302929292828282727
            55.531303030292929282828
            56.031313030303029292928
            56.532313131303030292929
            57.032323231313130303029
            57.533333232323131313030
            58.034333333323232313131
            58.534343433333332323231
            59.035353434343333333232
            59.535353534343433333333
            60.036363535353434343333
            60.537363636353535343434
            61.037373736363635353534
            61.538373737363636363535
            62.038383837373736363635
            62.539393838383737373636
            63.040393939383838373737
            63.540403939393838383737
            64.041404040393939383838
            64.541414140404039393938
            65.042414141404040393939
            65.542424241414140404039
            66.043424242414141414040
            66.543434342424241414140
            67.044444343434242424141
            67.544444443434342424241
            68.045454444444343434242
            68.545454544444443434343
            69.046464545454444444343
            69.546464645454544444444
            70.047474646464545454444
            70.5  4746464646454545
            71.0   47474646464545
            71.5     4747464646
            72.0      47474646
            72.5        4747

             

            Body Fat Percentages for Females between 68.0 and 72.5 Inches Tall:

            Circumference ValueHeight (inches)
            68.068.569.069.570.070.571.071.572.072.5
            49.519         
            50.0202019       
            50.5212020201919    
            51.022222121212020202019
            51.522222121212020202019
            52.023222222212121212020
            52.523232322222222212121
            53.024242323232222222221
            53.525242424232323232222
            54.025252524242424232323
            54.526262525252424242423
            55.027262626252525252424
            55.527272726262625252525
            56.028282727272626262525
            56.529282828272727262626
            57.029292928282827272726
            57.530292929292828282727
            58.030303029292929282828
            58.531313030302929292928
            59.032313131303030292929
            59.532323231313130303029
            60.033323232323131313030
            60.533333332323232313131
            61.034343333333232323231
            61.535343434333333323232
            62.035353534343433333332
            62.536353535343434343333
            63.036363635353534343434
            63.537373636363535353434
            64.037373736363636353535
            64.538383737373636363635
            65.038383838373737363636
            65.539393838383737373736
            66.040393939383838373737
            66.540403939393938383837
            67.041404040393939393838
            67.541414140404039393938
            68.042414141404040403939
            68.542424241414140404039
            69.043424242414141414040
            69.543434342424241414141
            70.044434343434242424141
            70.544444443434342424242
            71.045444444444343434242
            71.545454544444443434343
            72.046454545454444444343
            72.546464645454544444444
            73.047464646454545454444
            73.5 474746464645454544
            74.0   47464646464545
            74.5    474746464645
            75.0      47464646
            75.5       474746
            76.0         47

             

            Body Fat Percentages for Females between 73.0 and 77.5 Inches Tall:

             

             Height (inches)
            7373.57474.57575.57676.57777.5
            49<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            49.5<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            50<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            50.5<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            51<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            51.5<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            52201919<19<19<19<19<19<19<19
            52.52020201919<19<19<19<19<19
            532121202020201919<19<19
            53.522212121212020201919
            5422222221212121202020
            54.523232222222221212120
            5524232323222222222121
            55.524242423232323222222
            5625252424242323232322
            56.526252525242424242323
            5726262625252524242424
            57.527262626262525252524
            5827272727262626252525
            58.528282727272726262625
            5929282828272727272626
            59.529292928282827272727
            6030302929292828282827
            60.530303030292929282828
            6131313030303029292928
            61.532313131303030302929
            6232323231313130303030
            62.533323232323131313030
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            67>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>353535
            67.5>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>35>35

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