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Fat Guys Clogging The Military


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

‘We have a crisis in this country,’ Gilroy said during a March 3 hearing before the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee. He cited obesity among other shortcomings such as physical fitness deficiencies and lack of a high school diploma that disqualify about three-quarters of 17-to-24-year-olds from serving.