Height and Weight Requirements – Marine Corps

All Marines are required to maintain their weight/body fat in accordance with Marine Corps standards. Marines who weigh more than allowed on the charts below must undergo a body-fat measurement. Those who are over the Marine Corps body-fat standards will be enrolled in the Marine Corps Body Composition Program.

Height measurement is taken by:
The Marine will stand with their back against the wall, heels flat on the deck, shoulders back, with arms to the side in a relaxed manner, and head straight forward. For use in height/weight tables, height measurement will be recorded to the nearest inch. If height fraction is less than ½ inch, round down to the nearest inch. If height fraction is ½ inch or more, round up.

Weight measurement is taken by:
Weight will be measured on a calibrated digital or balance beam scale in the required PT uniform, without running shoes. A one-pound reduction will be granted for the PT uniform; however, no other weight reductions are authorized. Measurement will be recorded to the nearest pound. If the weight fraction is 1/2 pound or less, round down to the nearest pound. If more than 1/2 pound, round up.

DoD Height/Weight Standards

MALES
Height Maxiumum Standard Minimum Standard
(Inches) (Pounds) (Pounds)
58″ 131 91
59″ 136 94
60″ 141 97
61″ 145 100
62″ 150 104
63″ 155 107
64″ 160 110
65″ 165 114
66″ 170 117
67″ 175 121
68″ 180 125
69″ 186 128
70″ 191 132
71″ 197 136
72″ 202 140
73″ 208 144
74″ 214 148
75″ 220 152
76″ 225 156
77″ 231 160
78″ 237 164
79″ 244 168
80″ 250 173
FEMALES
Height Maxiumum Standard Minimum Standard
(Inches) (Pounds) (Pounds)
58″ 119 91
59″ 124 94
60″ 128 97
61″ 132 100
62″ 136 104
63″ 141 107
64″ 145 110
65″ 150 114
66″ 155 117
67″ 159 121
68″ 164 125
69″ 169 128
70″ 174 132
71″ 179 136
72″ 184 140
73″ 189 144
74″ 194 148
75″ 200 152
76″ 205 156
77″ 210 160
78″ 216 164
79″ 221 168
80″ 227 173

Source: Source MCO 6110.3 8 Aug 08

The minimum and maximum weight standards are general guidelines for the average Marine. Bodybuilders or heavier-built men and women may be over the maximum weight limit. In these cases, a body fat measurement is taken. Men must have less than 18 percent body fat and women must have less than 26 percent. These rates must be maintained.

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