27 Feb '18, 11am

Facing Fitness Crisis, Army Leaders Look to Change Culture

Facing Fitness Crisis, Army Leaders Look to Change Culture

The mission of the U.S. Army is to fight and win the nation's wars. To that end, soldiers at installations across the globe train each day. They jump from planes. Maneuver across vast training areas. Shoot artillery. Fly helicopters. And drive tanks. But while soldiers remain largely focused on potential enemies abroad, there's another fight underway within the ranks themselves. Officials from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command said they are working to fundamentally change the culture of fitness within the Army. Their efforts will impact everyone from the nation's newest recruits to its longest-serving soldiers. Outside of the military, officials are tackling an even greater fitness challenge with what some have called a "looming national security crisis" caused by a lack of fitness in America's youth . In the Army, the driving force behin...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/02/27/facing-fit...

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