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Maximum allowable percent body fat standards

Information on the Army Weight Control Program maximum allowable percent body fat standards from AR 600-9, 01 September 2006

Maximum allowable percent body fat standards are as listed below. However, all personnel are encouraged
to achieve the more stringent Department of Defense (DOD)-wide goal, which is 18 percent body fat for males and 26
percent body fat for females.

The information below is from AR 600-9 The Army Weight Control Program, dated 01 September 2006.

Age Group: 17-20
Male (% body fat): %20
Female (% body fat): %30

Age Group: 21-27
Male (% body fat): %22
Female (% body fat): %32

Age Group: 28-39
Male (% body fat): %24
Female (% body fat): %34

Age Group: 40 & Older
Male (% body fat): %26
Female (% body fat): %36