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Too fat to fight?

Each U.S. military branch has its own body composition standards similar to the Army's, below. First, soldiers are screened using a height/weight table. If a person doesn't fit those standards, he or she is then measured at various points (such as waist and neck) to get a more accurate body fat number. The soldier will pass or fail based on that.

To see if you meet the Army's fitness requirements, first find your height and age gruop. If your weight falls inside or to the left of the corresponding color box, you would pass.

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Too fat to fight?
Graphic | Each U.S. military branch has its own body composition standards similar to the Army's, below. First, soldiers are screened using a height/weight table. If a person doesn't fit those standards, he or she is then measured at various points (such as waist and neck) to get a more accurate body fat number. The soldier will pass or fail based on that.

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