The US Coast Guard is often not the first branch one thinks of when considering joining the US Military.
With that said, they do play a vital role in our nations security.
Just like the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, the Coast Guard has height and weight standards that must be met by anyone thinking of joining.
However, unlike with the other branches, the Coast Guard actually does take several things into consideration when assessing the overall health of prospective members.
They include things like:
- Body fat percentage
- Frame size
Here’s a quick chart demonstrating the Coast Guard height and weight requirements:
|Height (inches)||Minimum Screening Weight (lbs.)||Maximum Screening Weight (lbs.)|
Prospective members will also have to take a BMI test, which measures your body mass index.
Here are the body fat percentage requirements:
|Age||Percent Body Fat (Men)||Percent Body Fat (Women)|
|Less than 30 years old||22%||32%|
|Less thank 40 years old||24%||34%|
|Age 40 or greater||26%||36%|
All of these are based on the Coast Guard Weight and Body Fat standards manual, last updated in April 2016.