Christie tells National Guard leader to slim down
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TownHall: TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie wants the leader of New Jersey’s National Guard to shape up.
The governor has given Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations.
The action comes after Christie’s staff told The Washington Post
that the governor was unaware the general had been reprimanded by the Pentagon about his weight and for repeatedly dodging physical-fitness tests.
The newspaper obtained the records under the Freedom of Information Act.
Christie declined a request for an interview.
“The Governor has expressed directly to the General that his failure to meet that standard or to provide notification of his formal reprimand is both unacceptable and disappointing,” Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts said in an emailed statement.
The governor has given Cunniff 90 days to slim down and “meet his obligations,” Roberts wrote. MORE