28 Jun '14, 6pm

Pentagon: Young Adults Too Fat, Tattooed, Uneducated for #Military Small hope for this part of the generation

The American military is facing a serious personnel issue: More than two-thirds of today's youth are too uneducated, have behavior issues, and are not physically fit enough for service. "We're trying to make decision makers see this is a national-security matter — and they need to prioritize it," retired Maj. Gen. Allen Youngman told The Wall Street Journal. The major problem is obesity, reports military recruiters. But young adults are also being turned away because they lack high school diplomas, have felony convictions, and are on prescription drugs for ailments such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Still more do not meet the military's appearance standards. New rules issued in March forbid large-scale tattoos or more than four visible on a soldier's arms or legs. Tattoos are forbidden on other parts of the body not covered by a uniform. In addition, potenti...

Full article: http://www.newsmax.com/US/americans-unfit-military-enlist...

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