Previously, the Pentagon, as an exception, admitted overweight people to military service if they were in good physical shape. Recently, however, the leadership of the Pentagon is trying to sift out the jocks from the marines, privates and sailors.
This is done not because such people are worse prepared, but for the sole reason that the average ordinary male will not be able to pull such a hundred-kilogram comrade from the affected area, even if the entire excess weight of the latter falls on muscle mass.
The report also cites some rather alarming figures related to alcohol abuse among the military. Neither more nor less - one third of the servicemen stated that they had participated in drunkenness over the past 30 days. At the same time, the worst indicators on alcohol abuse were recorded among marines: every second said that he had consumed alcohol in large quantities in the last 30 days.