Seems America’s youth in the 17-24 age range would not be eligible to enter military service because they can’t pass the fitness test, and don’t measure up to basic entry requirements. Furthermore in 2010 86,000 troops or 5.2% received at least one clinical diagnosis of being overweight, or obese.
One of the ways to create a quality armed service force is to start with a good pool of candidates, however as the country as a whole struggles with obesity, the number of prospective military personnel to fill future needs continues to get smaller.
This development is drawing a lot of attention by our country’s retired military leaders who claim that our country’s youth are getting to fat to fight.
Article Source: Natural News.com
by: J. D. Heyes
According to CNBC, these leaders say that the best way to improve national security without spending billions of dollars on a new weapons system is to teach American kids how to read and get them slimmer.
Army officials say that more than three-quarters of 17- to 24-year-olds right now are not eligible to join the military because they don’t possess the fitness or cannot meet other basic requirements, like having a high school diploma or being able to effectively read and write.
Because of these alarming facts, a growing number of some of the country’s highest-ranking retired military officers are advocating a radical new approach to ensuring an adequate pool of recruits well into the future – improve the lives and health of the nation’s kids.
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