Army's Fat Recruit Problem

American VoicesPoliticsmilitary ISSUE 45•14 Mar 30, 2009

The U.S. Army has rejected 48,000 would-be recruits since 2005 for being over the weight limit. What do you think?

  • “The Army rejected me, but that was because I was too husky.”

    Greg Haines –
    Systems Analyst

  • “My God, that means we have 48,000 people in this country who are ridiculously overweight.”

    Trina Svanoe –
    Glass Joiner

  • “So let's summarize my incentives for losing weight: I'll be hungry all the time, I'll be tired all the time, and I'll qualify for Army service.”

    Dan Karmiol –
    Day Care Provider