Some Weighty Numbers

Below are some numbers, some stats, from the Army concerning weight:

241
Maximum weight, in pounds, for female enlistees

258
Maximum weight, in pounds, for male enlistees

116
Troops dismissed from the Army in 2007 for being out of shape

1,625
Troops dismissed from the Army in the first 10 months of 2012 for being out of shape

5.3
Percent of U.S. troops classified as overweight or obese in 2010

35.7
Percent of U.S. adults who are obese

75
Percent of civilians hoping to volunteer for the Army in 2009 who were physically ineligible to join, with obesity being the leading cause

3 thoughts on “Some Weighty Numbers

  1. Soooo, no one wants a fat and happy Army. A simple answer, IMHO, get rid of the contracted mess halls and make the Army cook it’s own food (who can eat that shit), bring back KP, close down all the fast food joints on the base, have a five mile run every morning for everyone – officers of all rank included, and, by all means possible, keep them out of Waffle Houses off base. That would make it harder for us civilians to enjoy the greasy food.

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