What are the height and weight requirements for joining the French Foreign Legion? Belive or not, the Foreign Legion has NO height and weight requirements, NO height or weight official limits. The Legion has only one requirement: to have your Body Mass Index (BMI) within 20 and 30. That means, if you want to join the Foreign Legion, your lowest BMI number has to be 20, and your highest BMI number has to be 30. These are the only height and weight requirements for enlistment in the Legion.
How to calculate your BMI? Take your body weight (in kilogrammes – kg) and divide it by the square of your body height (given in meters – m).
The square of your body height means: your height (m) x your height (m) = ??? (m2).
It is much better to be over your minimum BMI or under your maximum BMI to not be stopped from enlisting in the Legion and to be able to go to basic training.
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