27 Jul '13, 5pm

The #Army is “trimming the fat” by reinstating program that sends home overweight soldiers

The #Army is “trimming the fat” by reinstating program that sends home overweight soldiers

Faced with a $37 billion budget shortfall and a significant reduction in troops, the Army is “trimming the fat” by reinstating a program that sends home soldiers who fail to meet body-fat standards, Fort Gordon officials said this week. The Pentagon revised its body-fat regulations last month in an attempt to “return to the basics” and build a “leaner and meaner force” that includes only soldiers in peak physical condition, said Master Sgt. Christopher Wallace, the training coordinator for the Sig­nal Corps’ Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Though height and weight requirements remain unchanged, the Body Composition Program gives commanders the power to flag overweight soldiers and require them to see a dietician, develop an action plan and go through monthly assessments. The Army was more lenient when soldiers were needed in Afghanistan and Iraq, Wallace said, ...

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