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Weight problems and attrition of high-quality military recruits

Richard J. Buddin

Weight problems and attrition of high-quality military recruits

by Richard J. Buddin

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- Armed Forces. -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- Standards.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard Buddin ; prepared for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel.
    SeriesRand Note -- N-2847-FMP
    ContributionsUnited States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Force Management and Personnel.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 35 p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17940567M

    Psychosocial factors, such as pressure to perform, the organization of tasks, and social context, may also contribute to musculoskeletal injuries and attrition among military recruits. Studies show that there is a strong interaction among physical requirements of the task, the psychosocial environment, and the personality profile of the person.   More than 71% of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of their physical, moral or cognitive shortcomings, according to recruiting command statistics. But their weight.

    Congress imposed a cap of 25 percent of new recruits in that category in fiscal , then lowered the ceiling to 20 percent in fiscal , according to Bob Clark, DoD’s assistant director for accessions policy. Chu said no one is looking to change the recruiting standards that have served the military so well. “The standards have not changed. In fact, more than 50% of the requests I get as a fitness writer are from young men and women seeking a plan to lose weight (at least 30–50 lbs) in order to join the military.

      "This is another positive indicator of the high-quality recruits we are enlisting this year," Bland on the AFQT are based on arithmetic reasoning, word knowledge, paragraph. underlying problems with the Army’s method of attracting and retaining soldiers. Despite current recruiting success, the Army has operated for years with many inefficiencies and flawed policies, many of which impeded its recruiting efforts from to The goal of policymakers and.


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Weight problems and attrition of high-quality military recruits. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Buddin; Rand Corporation.; United States.

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Force Management and. After initial military training, weight differences have much less effect on attrition.

The author suggests that the Services consider some changes in physical standards and evaluate whether special programs might be cost-effective in mitigating the attrition problems of overweight men in the military.

Despite recent interest in the physical standards for screening recruits in the Armed Services, few studies have been done on the relationship between recruit weight problems and military personnel attrition.

This Note examines the implications of physical standards for restricting the accession of recruits with weight problems and considers whether potentially overweight recruits who are Cited by: 4. October 5, The American military continues to lose ground in its effort to eliminate excess body fat.

Despite increased physical training and discharges of personnel who allow weight problems to interfere with doing their jobs, nearly 18 percent of personnel are technically obese. That rate inches up year after year. This report documents attrition patterns in the U.S.

military services from FY through FY and also examines attrition across training bases. The purpose of the study was to gain insight into why the recent improvements in the quality of recruits has not reduced attrition rates. Despite retention and some recruitment gains, plenty of challenges remain for the military branches to adapt to an evolving economy and growing worker needs, the.

The issue of obesity in the U.S. has been causing major problems for the U.S. military for years. Inupon entering basic training, 47 percent of males and 59 percent of females failed the.

In April, the Army revised that number—downwards. Instead of recruit, it announced that it would recr new soldiers. But even that.

A shocking 20 percent of all male recruits and 40 percent of female recruits are too heavy to enter into the military ranks. Basically, the new recruits have to lose weight so they can barely pass.

Most recruiters are hard-working, honest, and trustworthy, tasked to do one of the most difficult jobs in the military. However, military recruiting is a numbers game: Recruiters' careers are made and broken based on whether or not they can meet their monthly quotas (called "goals" in the recruiting world).

The branch with the lowest basic training attrition rate, according to figures from the Department of Defense, is the Air Force, which only sees between 7 and 8 percent of its recruits drop out after boot camp. The Navy, Army, and Marines have recruits drop out at roughly the same rate as each other, between 11 and 14 percent annually.

March 2, Martin-Baker, the British firm that pioneered the ejection seat and is the largest supplier, has another weight problem with its popular Mk16 model used in F fighters. The British RAF (Royal Air Force) found it has a problem with some potential F pilots being too heavy to use the Mk The current upper weight limit for the Mk16 is kg ( pounds) but that means.

One study showed that tank crew members were less effective in destroying the enemy than recruits who had scored higher on military tests.

In. Ironically, this reliance on the U.S. Guidelines could well be the very reason for the military’s obesity problems. This diet tells the entire U.S. population to eat % of their calories as carbohydrates, principally grains, and just as a high-grain diet fattens cattle, a large body of government-funded science shows that a high-carbohydrate diet, for most people, is inimical to.

Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals. Derived from the Greek word strategos, the term strategy, when it appeared in use during the 18th century, was seen in its narrow sense as the "art of the general", or "'the art of arrangement" of troops.

Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement. Every year the Corps needs to ship nea plus recruits to stand on the yellow footprints at its recruit depots in order to fill the void of the mass exit of first-termers and other Marines.

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - The U.S. military is one of the finest fighting forces the world has ever seen, but even with the most modern technology and military hardware at its command, its still relies.

military services, including all of the Army components, faced recruiting shortfalls inalthough some com-ponents, including all of the Army ones, have had a turn-around inapproaching or meeting their quantity goals, albeit sometimes at the expense of their goals for recruits’ qualifications.

Furthermore, recent studies indi. MILITARY MEDICINE, Association of Weight at Enlistment With Enrollment in the Army Weight Control Program and Subsequent Attrition in the Assessment of Recruit Motivation and Strength Study MAJ SherylA.

Bedno, MC USA*; MAJ Christine E. Lang, MC. The U.S. military is the most effective military force the world has ever seen because of great leaders like this who are eager to mentor and guide newer servicemembers to help them achieve success.

This book hits on all the do's and don'ts of recruiting in a reader friendly s:. With a limited recruiting environment, hundreds of reservists jumping to the active component and a healthy economy, the Army has struggled to keep afloat its fiscal end strength of.

The Army has made no secret of the fact that recruiting high-quality soldiers is only getting tougher. Estimates are that just about 1 percent of young Americans are likely to join the Army.Attrition Among First-Term Enlistees (Rand, NFMP, May ); Trends in Attrition of High-Quality Military Recruits (Rand, RFMP, Aug.

); and First-Term Attrition in .