The Army Body Fat Calculator uses requirements mandated by the US Army to determine the body fat percentage of individuals in the Army.
The Army has traditionally fostered a military image that is neat and trim. Day-to-day effectiveness and combat readiness depends on having personnel that are healthy and fit.
All soldiers must demonstrate that they are below tabled height-weight limits (divided by gender and into four age categories), regardless of rank. Everybody is weighed every 6 months.
Soldiers who don't meet the standards for their gender and age will be ordered to enter the Army Weight Control Program.
Failure to meet the weight control standards or the showing of satisfactory progress, can result in discharge from the Army.
This calculator is for fitness assessment used before determining whether a weight reduction program is necessary. It also serves as a motivational tool to track weight loss progress.