Military Height Weight
Each military service requires both male and female military
nurses to meet minimum and maximum height and weight standards. Some of
the obvious reasons for requiring that potential military applicants meet these
Being able to perform the physical requirements of the
military nurse job.
Being able to fit inside the equipment such as a helicopter.
A nurse who is 7'5" won't fit in the small spaces that a flight nurse has to
perform in for example.
Physical fitness and health are requirements of being an
officer and a soldier
Each service has different requirements and standards which is
why there is no one standard for all of the military services. The minimum
height weight standards also may be different for getting into the military than
those for staying in. The Army, for example, allows officer candidates and
enlisted members to weight several pounds heavier when they first join.
They are expected to lose those few extra pounds within a few months of joining.
Height Weight Standards
Navy Height Weight
Coast Guard Height
*The Marines do not have a medical component. All medical
services including nurses/nursing are provided by the Navy as the Marines are
considered part of the Navy.