In the court of adverse administrative actions

Not completely off topic, the Army Times reports:

Soldiers are dangerously starving themselves, gobbling diet pills and laxatives — even going under the knife in costly liposuction surgery — all to meet the Army’s weight standards and avoid losing their careers.

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2 responses to “In the court of adverse administrative actions”

  1. Viking says:

    The more rigid enforcement also tends to show up when it’s time for a draw-down.

  2. mikeyes says:

    I wonder if this applies to Reserve and Guard soldiers in the same way as the Active Duty soldiers. Each time I had to go on active duty these requirements disappeared only to show up again in peace time.

    I don’t disagree with the fact that soldiers and marines (sailors not so much) have to be fit and able but there is a long history of inconsistent enforcement that makes me wonder what the real issue is.

    I know my wife wishes I was still under the gun on this issue 😀

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