U.S. Army News: Youth Increasingly Unfit to Serve

Posted 11/4/09 on Army.com

Youth Increasingling Unfit To Serve

About a month ago we posted that 70 % of teens were unfit to serve in the U.S. Army and now, that number has risen.

According to an alarming new report, 75 percent of young people ages 17 to 24 are unable to enlist in the military because they fail to graduate high school, have a criminal record, or are physically unfit. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and some of America’s top retired military brass will hold a news conference at the National Press Club Thursday to call for immediate action to address this national security threat.

As you can see, in barely a month the number of teens and young adults unfit to serve has jumped from 70 to 75%. That’s out of control. America has got to get it’s act together if we are to stay competitive in the world theater. We’ve got to be stronger, faster and smarter to succeed. What do you think is root cause of this decline in overall fitness? Video games? Internet? Parents?

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