Too fat to fight! 4-star general says Americans are too obese, criminal – IOTW Report

Too fat to fight! 4-star general says Americans are too obese, criminal

Recruitment numbers for the Army are at historic lows as Americans are either too fat or criminal to join the defend the country, an Army general warned.

Lt. Gen Xavier Brunson, the commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, theorized as to why recruitment is so low following a July statement from the Army that announced it wouldn’t meet its 485,000 recruitment goal for 2022, falling short by a staggering 20,000 recruits.

Officers across the country are failing to meet recruitment numbers as fewer youth are qualified to serve, which some blame on the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Some of the challenges we have are obesity, we have pre-existing medical conditions, we have behavioral health problems, we have criminality, people with felonies, and we have drug use,’ Brunson told Spokesman Review.

‘This is not an Army problem, this is an American Problem.’

To increase recruitment numbers, the Army plans to ‘lower the gates’ and find new ways to appeal to the armed services to youth, especially amid a the lowest deficit since after the Vietnam War, according to the New York Times.

‘Only 23% of the people that are of age to serve are actually qualified,’ Brunson said.

‘This is now a condition. This is not an Army problem, so nationally what we have to look at is what’s going on with our youth.’ more

25 Comments on Too fat to fight! 4-star general says Americans are too obese, criminal

  1. Welcome to the America you helped create, liberal toadys. Nobody is going to join the military as long as you are forcing the death shot on them.

  2. ‘Only 23% of the people that are of age to serve are actually qualified,’ Brunson said.

    That makes 77% easy to subdue. Let’s hope Patriots do it before the chinese do.

  3. What a crock-o-shit. Limp wristed ass hole is trying to cover for historically weak leadership throughout the military, especially the Army. THAT is disgraceful. What kid wants to join the Army only to be told to fire on innocent Americans? What kid wants to join then be forced to endure homo indoctrination? And the shot? Who wants to be forced to take the suicide jab? There is no leadership in the military anymore. What we have today is followership, pandering to parasites. Right you treasonous, gutless coward Gen. Milley?

  4. A good friend of mine joined the Army right out of High School and went straight to combat in Afghanistan a couple of months out of basic with one stripe and an MOS of “Infantry”. If the Army could explain to him what he was fighting for after we retreated and left that hell hole to the Taliban maybe their recruting numbers would be better and they would attract better people. End of rant.

  5. ‘This is not an Army problem, this is an American Problem.’

    Obesity and unfit mentality are factors, but I can think of 2 others, 1 they made themselves.

    Austin, Miley, and their band of social justice wussies have turned the military, the most competent, lethal, well-trained fighting force in the world into a diversity laboratory where pronoun selection and CRT are favored over warfighting skills. Good men are being drummed out of the military for rejecting this ideology, and for not taking an experimental risky vaccine.

    The other reason, for decades many of America’s males would graduate from HS without a direction, and many of these would choose to go into the military because it provided a way station for them to mature, learn a skill, and earn credits for free college. But today, it has become fashionable for these boys to live in their mom’s basement and play video games. Where my generation would view living at home after 18 as a complete failure and an object of shame, these kids today don’t care. No one is pushing them to grow up and take responsibilty for their own lives.

  6. With our crazy policy of finding never ending wars to join up with, who in their right mind wants to risk your life and health fighting a war that ends up being abandoned after years of throwing lives and money into??

  7. Craft a shitty situation and then complain about it.
    Sounds typically demonrat.
    True Americans should avoid the Armed Forces like the plague.
    Fag indoctrination (as stated above).
    Socialist indoctrination.
    Pervert indoctrination.
    izlam indoctrination.
    Retard indoctrination.
    Lower “standards” for certain “groups.”
    Striving for mediocrity.
    If a white guy does well he’ll be ignored or worse – brought down on bullshit charges.
    Men are carrying the hens and faggots on their shoulders.
    The reliance on technology as opposed to soldiering will get a lot killed.
    And to top it off; it’s all part of a plan!
    Weaken (or destroy) America, destroy western civilization, enslave the masses, exploit the producers, stratify society by atomization at the bottom and commonality at the top (same Universities, same Fraternities, same Sororities, same mindsets, same lack of actual usefulness).

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  8. “…we have pre-existing medical conditions, we have behavioral health problems, we have criminality, people with felonies, and we have drug use,’

    On the plus side, they’re well qualified for Obama’s Civilian National Security Force, better known as Antifa.

  9. When I enlisted in the Air Force it was probably the best decision I had made at that point in my life. I wouldn’t sign up these days.

  10. Must be why they need 87,000 IRS agents for their personal army. I’m sure the qualifications will be way lower. Do you believe Joe Biden is your true Lord and Savior? Yes, your in.
    Every cop wannabe will be there to sign up, mental illness, no problem.

    Said, “Kid, see the psychiatrist, room 604.” And I went up there, I said, “Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL.” And I started jumpin’ up and down yelling, “KILL, KILL,” and he started jumpin’ up and down with me and we was both jumpin’ up and down yelling, “KILL, KILL.” And the Sergeant came over, pinned a medal on me, sent me down the hall, said, “You’re our boy.”

  11. Read a little more of the story to find the truth oozing out: All soldiers must receive the covid jab. Who wants to send their kids into that?

  12. Rich Taylor — Exactly what I was going to say.

    Imprimus has a great June/July issue: “The Rise of Wokeness in the Military”, by Thomas Spoehr of the Center for National Defense at the Heritage Foundation. Excellent read.

    The U.S. military won’t concede that its their own policies that have killed off recruiting.

  13. Too fat or criminal?
    Can we apply military induction requirements to politicians, and make it retroactive?

  14. it is my sincere belief that we are approaching a day when the military will order a straight man to perform a gay act on a wrist flapping fairy fellow. it is the inevitable outcome of “you are a bigot if you won’t date a transgender freak”

    note that transgender freaks are not bigots if they won’t date a member of the ( true biological ) opposite sex. odd, that.

  15. I’ve been on a few military bases over the last few decades, and obesity doesn’t seem to keep people out of the military. As long as you belong to one of the “protected classes”.

  16. Nice channeling of Alice’s Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie there Cmnccguy. TCM showed Alice’s Restaurant recently this Summer and I watched it for the first time in nearly 50 years. The album is still funnier though. The kids nowadays don’t know what it’s like having the draft hanging over their heads and not knowing if they will be drafted to fight in an unpopular war like Vietnam. I joined the Navy because I had a choice and didn’t want to be drafted to become cannon fodder in the latter part of the Vietnam war in the early 70’s.


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