Pvt. Johnson reporting to install wax toilet seal.
More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones.When our daughter joined the Army in 2008, the recruiter told us then that only about 30% of the population was eligible for recruitment. At the time I thought he was exaggerating...
The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the growing popularity of large-scale tattoos and devices called ear gauges that create large holes in earlobes.
New recruitment bonus! Join the military, get a free set of steak knives!
Nasal sharpener not included.