FLOTUS: Obesity 'Absolutely' Greatest Threat To National Security

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    Too Fat to Fight


    A Message from America’s Retired Generals, Admirals and Civilian Military Leaders:


    As retired Generals, Admirals, and other senior leaders of the United States Armed Forces, we know firsthand that national security must be America’s top priority.

    Our organization recently released a report citing Department of Defense data indicating that an alarming 75 percent of all young Americans 17 to 24 years of age are unable to join the military because they failed to graduate from high school, have criminal records, or are physically unfit.

    Being overweight or obese turns out to be the leading medical reason why applicants fail to qualify for military service. Today, otherwise excellent recruit prospects, some of them with generations of sterling military service in their family history, are being turned away because they are just too overweight.

    We are calling on Congress to pass new child nutrition legislation that would (a) get the junk food out of our schools; (b) support increased funding to improve nutritional standards and the quality of meals served in schools; and (c) provide more children access to effective programs that cut obesity.

    If we don’t take steps now to build a strong, healthy foundation for our young people, then it won’t just be our military that pays the price – our nation as a whole will suffer also.

    Very Respectfully,
    Executive Advisory Council
    General John M. Shalikashvili, US Army (Ret.)
    General Henry “Hugh” Shelton, US Army (Ret.)
    General Walter E. Boomer, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
    General Wesley Clark, US Army (Ret.)
    General Richard E. Hawley, US Air Force (Ret.)
    General Lester L. Lyles, US Air Force (Ret.)
    General Gregory S. “Speedy” Martin, US Air Force (Ret.)
    General Johnnie E. Wilson, US Army (Ret.)
    Admiral Leon A. “Bud” Edney, US Navy (Ret.)
    Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., US Navy (Ret.)
    Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, US Navy (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Joe N. Ballard, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Dennis L. Benchoff, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General John B. Blount, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General William J. Bolt, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Arthur J. Gregg, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Jerome B. Hilmes, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Donald L. Kerrick, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General David H. Ohle, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General John P. Otjen, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Norman R. Seip, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General William P. Tangney, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Ronald L. Watts, US Army (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Joseph H. Wehrle, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Lieutenant General Robert J. Winglass, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Donald Arthur, US Navy (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, US Navy (Ret.)
    Vice Admiral James A. Zimble, US Navy (Ret.)
    Major General Earl L. Adams, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James B. Allen, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Keith D. Bjerke, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Major General Buford “Buff” Blount, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Roger R. Blunt, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Larry D. Budge, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General William F. Burns, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General George A. Buskirk, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Jack J. Catton, Jr., US Air Force (Ret.)
    Major General Carroll D. Childers, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General George F. Close, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James W. Comstock, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Wesley E. Craig, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General John T. Crowe, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Nelson E. Durgin, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Major General Paul D. Eaton, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Frank R. Faykes, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Major General John T. Furlow, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James H. Garner, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Peter J. Gravett, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Gerald Harman, US Army National Guard (Ret.)
    Major General George H. Harmeyer, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Ralph L. Haynes, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Donald R. Infante, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Jerome Johnson, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James A. Kelley, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James R. Klugh, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General John W. Libby, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James H. Lipscomb, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General William J. Lutz, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Major General Lester Martinez-Lopez, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Paul E. Mock, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Paul D. Monroe, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Stephen E. Nichols, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General George W. “Nordie” Norwood, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Major General Daniel J. O’Neill, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Joseph F. Perugino, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Walter F. Pudlowski, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Major General James I. “Ike” Pylant, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General John A. Renner, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Henry D. Robertson, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
    Major General William H. Russ, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Roger W. Sandler, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General George J. Smith, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Carroll L. Thackston, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Thomas J. Thorne, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Paul E. Vallely, US Army (Ret.)
    Major General Richard O. Wightman, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James A. Barnett, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Robert E. Besal, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Walter H. Cantrell, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James J. Carey, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Roland G. Guibault, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral John G. Hekman, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Edward K. Kristensen, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral James E. McPherson, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Stuart F. Platt, US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Joseph A. “Joe” Sestak, Jr., US Navy (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Alan M. Steinman, US Coast Guard (Ret.)
    Rear Admiral Robert Sutton, US Navy (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Clara L. Adams-Ender, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Sherian G. Cadoria, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Robert G. Carmichael, Jr., US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General George N. Clark, Jr., US Air Force (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Julia J. Cleckley, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Augustus L. Collins, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General James P. Combs, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General John W. Douglass, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Michael A. Dunn, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Charles K. Ebner, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General John L. Finan, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Evelyn “Pat” Foote, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Robert E. Gaylord, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Lawrence E. Gillespie, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Larry E. Gilman, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Larry W. Haltom, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General David Hicks, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Keith H. Kerr, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Donald H. Marden, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General David L. McGinnis, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Marvin E. Mitchiner, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Gary M. Profit, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Velma L. “Von” Richardson, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General James H. Schwitters, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Roger L. Shields, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General David A. Sprenkle, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Preston Taylor, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Brigadier General William T. Thielemann, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Terry J. Tyler, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Ted Vander Els, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Augustine A. Verrengia, US Air Force (Ret.)
    Brigadier General John M. Watkins, US Army (Ret.)
    Brigadier General Jack Yeager, US Army (Ret.)
    Enlisted Leadership
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Frederick J. Finch (Ret.)
    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy James L. Herdt (Ret.)
    Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps John L. Estrada (Ret.)
    Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Alford L. McMichael (Ret.)
    Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve Michele S. Jones (Ret.)
    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Vincent W. Patton, III (Ret.)
    Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley (Ret.)
    Civilian Leadership
    Former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton
    Former Under Secretary of the Army Joe R. Reeder

    http://www.missionreadiness.org/wp-content/uploads/MR_Too_Fat_to_Fight-11.pdf
     
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    Breitbart is a much greater threat to sanity.
     
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    First Yeti may have a point....

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    Racism is so ugly.
     
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    Can't say I'm surprised Iran is still building the bomb. :eek:
     
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    Poor Iran, it's a threat for trying to do what many countries have accomplished. North korea has the bomb, yet has not used it, i doubt that Iran would use their bomb either, thanks to MAD
     
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    So stop being racist.
     
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    White people have fat asses too!


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    seems breitbart didn't see that mission readiness report that came out months ago lol :clap2:
     
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