HEIGHT AND WEIGHT STANDARDS

(GSDF Soldier’s Handbook: “Appendix B”)

1. The maintenance of appropriate height and weight standards is important not only to general health but to ensure safe performance of GSDF duties and acceptable appearance in uniform.

2. The height and weight table below prescribes maximum allowable weight for GSDF personnel based on height. Measurements will be taken without shoes. Height will be rounded to the nearest inch. Three pounds credit may be given for regular street clothing.

3. Personnel who do not meet these standards are strongly encouraged to contact their personal physician who can make recommendations regarding diet and exercise programs to bring weight into acceptable and healthful limits. The GSDF Surgeon and GSDF medical personnel are also available to provide dietary and exercise advice.

4. Personnel who do not meet the standards prescribed in the accompanying table may not be allowed to wear the Class A, B, or dress uniforms. Brigade Commanders have the latitude to determine if personnel exceeding the standards present an acceptable appearance in these uniforms.

5. The standards contained here exceed those allowed for active/reserve component personnel and take into account the nature of GSDF duties. They are designed to ensure that GSDF personnel present minimum acceptable appearance when in uniform.

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Maximum Allowable Weight in pounds for Age (Male/Female):

Height (In) 21 – 27 28 – 39 40 – 51 >52
58 na/120 na/124 na/131 na/137
59 na/124 na/128 na/135 na/142
60 148/132 153/135 157/142 160/147
61 154/136 158/139 162/146 165/151
62 158/142 162/145 168/153 170/159
63 164/146 168/150 173/157 175/162
64 169/150 173/155 179/162 181/166
65 175/155 179/159 184/166 187/171
66 179/162 184/165 189/172 192/176
67 186/164 191/169 197/178 203/183
68 191/169 197/175 202/183 206/189
69 197/173 202/179 209/188 215/193
70 203/179 208/184 215/193 218/199
71 208/183 213/189 220/198 226/203
72 214/189 220/194 227/204 230/211
73 220/194 225/200 232/210 236/217
74 226/201 232/207 239/217 245/222
75 233/206 238/213 246/224 249/230
76 238/213 245/220 251/230 254/237
77 245/219 252/225 259/236 263/243
78 252/224 258/231 266/241 269/248
79 258/230 265/236 273/248 276/256
80 264/235 271/242 280/254 283/262
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