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Can you pass MEPS overweight?

Can you pass MEPS overweight?

If you exceed the weight standards, you’ll undergo a body-fat-measurement. If you exceed the body-fat requirements of the specific serving that you’re joining, your processing stops, and you’ll be returned home.

Can you be disqualified from MEPS for weight?

If you do not meet that standard, you will be disqualified by MEPS. It’s that simple. The service you plan to join in have no say so in it. If you are six lbs underweight, you will be disqualified for three weeks.

Can MEPS deny a waiver?

Sometimes the doctor doing the review will determine you have a medical condition that is disqualifying with little or no chance of a waiver. In such cases, MEPS may disqualify you on the spot and refuse to do the medical examination.

What happens if I’m underweight at MEPS?

you will be just fine. The Army is all about numbers. You will get a new ship date and if you don’t meet the requirements then, they may decide on either extending you or barring you from service. You would need to ask the MEPS station personnel you worked with.

How do they weigh you at MEPS?

The BMT consisted of 2 measurements, neck & waist, and they ask you to lift your shirt for the waist measurement. It’s awkward. Height and weight was done in socks, shorts, and t shirt. I just did mine in Tampa and they weigh you in your underwear and bra.

Can I join the military if I’m overweight?

You can still serve the U.S. Armed Forces if you are obese by receiving a medical waiver. Approximately 20% of new recruits need a waiver for their weight to attend boot camp. However, those that receive a waiver must lose weight and reach minimum requirements prior to the end of boot camp to continue training.

Can you enlist if you are overweight?

If a soldier is above the maximum body-fat percentage (PDF) for his age, he must take part in a “weight control” program that includes a workout regimen and nutritional counseling. While under an “overweight flag,” soldiers can’t attend a professional military school, be promoted, or even re-enlist.

What gets you disqualified at MEPS?

Pregnancy, contagious diseases, physical deformities and problems with internal organs are also disqualifying conditions. Others include a limited range of motion, severe dental problems and a history of bone fractures. Many mental factors will also disqualify an applicant, including anxiety, neurosis and psychosis.

How often are military waivers approved?

Unfortunately, there is no solid answer. Military waivers can take from three weeks to three months to be approved.

Can you join the military if you are underweight?

Originally Answered: If you are underweight, is there still a chance you will be accepted into the army? You sure can. I had to get a waiver for weight, being overweight! I was 5′ 8″ and couldn’t weigh more than 198# to enlist.

Can I join the Air Force if I’m underweight?

The answer is No. You cannot Join armed forces if you are underweight.

Do they weigh you with or without clothes at MEPS?