By weight, that is. The twin catastrophes of America’s obesity epidemic and our-never ending wars have the Army caught between a rock and a fat place: America.
From the AP:
The Army has been dismissing so many overweight applicants that its top recruiter, trying to keep troop numbers up in wartime, is considering starting a fat farm to transform chubby trainees into svelte soldiers.
Maj. Gen. Thomas Bostick, head of the Army Recruiting Command, said he wants to see a formal diet and fitness regimen running alongside a new school at Fort Jackson that helps aspiring troops earn their GEDs.
An Army fat farm? Geez. Eighteen and already too fat to fight.