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America’s Obesity Epidemic Thins Out Pool of Potential US Army Recruits

Sputnik – 03.05.2023

In one of its worst years ever, the US Army’s official figures showed that it failed to reach last year’s goal of 60,000 new recruits, falling short by about 15,000.

It looks as if the US Army won’t be able to live up to its recruitment expectations this year, since a considerable number of prospects simply cannot cut the mustard.

Speaking at a congressional hearing this week, US Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said they are not going to “make” the projected goal of 65,000 new soldiers.

“We are doing everything we can to get as close to it as possible; we are going to fall short,” she noted.

According to local press reports, the US Army had also missed its recruitment target of 60,000 last year, falling short by about 15,000 “active-duty recruits.”

This trend is due to the considerable number of prospective recruits turning out to be unfit for service, or either failing the entrance exam meant to gauge their intelligence or “being too overweight to serve,” one US media outlet revealed.

Only about 23% of Americans aged 17 to 24 can meet the Army’s expectations, the media outlet notes, citing Pentagon figures.

May 3, 2023 - Posted by | Aletho News |


  1. Americans have waken up. They are no more willing to sacrifice themselves for the Deep State. That is GOOD news.

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    Comment by tonytran2015 | May 3, 2023 | Reply

  2. Too much sugar , toxic vegetable oils and sweeteners not enough omega 3 fats . If you look at pictures of US servicemen after ww2 you think they are off another planet .
    They need a bit of keto – less carbs and tons of veg and grass fed fats.

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    Comment by charles allan | May 3, 2023 | Reply

  3. WHY?
    Why do you think they have opened the borders?
    With all the Queers, Drag Queens, Perverts etc., supported by the Democrats, there is a GREAT need for “Attilia and the South American Huns”
    Who Was Attila the Hun?
    Attila the Hun, 5th-century king of the Hunnic Empire, devastated lands from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, inspiring fear throughout the late Roman Empire. Dubbed “Flagellum Dei” (meaning “Scourge of God” in Latin), Attila consolidated power after murdering his brother to become sole ruler of the Huns, expanded the rule of the Huns to include many Germanic tribes and attacked the Eastern Roman Empire in wars of extraction.


    Comment by Pip | May 3, 2023 | Reply

  4. fatboy program=DFAC front-and-center, 21 days diet and fitness education as pre-basic, NO POGEY BAIT or you are on the bus for home, same day. Graduate ‘fatboy’ successfully and pass tape test and a physical=now eligible to begin actual basic training. Walk 4 miles a day, ONLY eat meals as provided at the dining facility which have been put together by school-trained nutritionists. Obesity kills

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    Comment by bert33 | May 3, 2023 | Reply

  5. “Only about 23% of Americans aged 17 to 24 can meet the Army’s expectations, the media outlet notes, citing Pentagon figures.” A little arithmetic = 77 percent CANNOT meet expectations…astounding.

    Not sure this is pertinent or “weighty,” but: when I signed up for a 3-year Army tour in 1963 as a callow, depressed 19 yo college dropout, I observed during and at the end of 8 weeks of boot camp at Fort Gordon, GA, that there were three categories of my fellows (male–whites, blacks, latinos, draftees as well as enlistees like me).
    –There were those whose pre-enlistment diet — for reasons of poverty, ignorance, lack of discipline… — made them underweight and and in physically tenuous ‘health’; a balanced (while often ‘tasteless’) 3 squares courtesy of (GI-operated; no contracting-out in those days; I did plenty of KP/Kitchen Police drudgery) duty in the company messhall, and the strenuous physical-exercise regime brought them, and their weight and health, up to a decent, enforced, standard.
    –There were the “fatties,” who found themselves pleasantly lower in weight and in far better trim at ‘graduation’; they were proud of themselves and we of them, even if unstated.
    –Then there were those (I counted myself among them) who entered and left at the same weight, surely with better muscle tone, tight waists and less fat, and appearance.
    Of course, I also recall that dam’ near all of the recruits were cigarette smokers, but I suppose that’s another element in the tale of nutrition, health, fitness, sustainability….


    Comment by roberthstiver | May 3, 2023 | Reply

  6. Recruit the Fat f**ks. Let them do admin work and free up real soldiers?

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    Comment by Sink | May 4, 2023 | Reply

    • What are “real soldiers”? Do we even need “real soldiers” anymore?–seems like drones are now the substitute for “real soldiers.” (BTW, is the “airborne corps” still a functional reality in our Army? Isn’t it/parachutes/jumpers now “relics of the past”?)


      Comment by roberthstiver | May 4, 2023 | Reply

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