Thursday, March 05, 2009

Chubby Chasing

Not just for the drunk guys on leave anymore.
Fat is bad for your health. And as defense officials attest, it’s also bad for recruiting -- and for national defense.

Curtis Gilroy, the Pentagon’s accessions chief, lamented during a congressional hearing this week that many recruitment-age youth are too overweight to qualify for military service.

And as a recent Defense Department study revealed, the number of overweight active-duty troops has more than doubled during the past 10 years.

OYE Comment: Jason Mattera and Matthew Continetti still appear as though they'd make it under the weight limit for serving.

HT: Oliver Willis.

Also, found this recruiter's website in the comment section of Oliver's post. It's not updated regularly but most of the content remains relevant.


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