Body Fat Standards

Note: As per NAVADMIN 178-15 these are the
New Navy Body Fat Standards, and have been
adjusted for age.
Male Body Fat Standards:

18-21 years old = 22 percent body fat
22-29 years old = 23 percent body fat
30-39 years old = 24 percent body fat
40 +   years old = 26 percent body fat

Female Body Fat Standards:

18-21 years old  = 33 percent body fat
22-29 years old  = 34 percent body fat
30-39 years old  = 35 percent body fat
40 +  years old   = 36 percent body fat

Sailors who exceed their allowable body-fat are deemed “overweight.” They are screened by medical personnel, and then entered into a mandatory weight-loss program. While in overweight status, sailors are ineligible for promotion, ineligible for many volunteer assignments and schools, will adversely effect their Navy FITREP and are not eligible to reenlist.