71% Of Eligible Gen-Zers Don’t Qualify For Military Due To Obesity, Criminal Records And Other Reasons

One of the “Not So Fat?”

Bloomberg is out with a Monday report chronicling the sad state of affairs the US military has found itself in – notably trying to lure eligible recruits from Generation Z with a cartoon series dubbed “The Calling,” which will run on YouTube during May and June.

As Bloomberg notes, “The Army—the U.S. military’s largest service—faces a complex set of problems: the eligible recruiting pool into all military services is small; and the newest generation of prospects, Gen Z, has had almost no contact or knowledge of the military, which has largely fought wars abroad since 2001. The Gen Z cohort grew up with technology, the internet, and social media.”

According to the report, almost 71% of those aged 17 to 24 – roughly 24 million out of 34 million people – are ineligible to join the military because of “obesity, lack of high school diploma, or a criminal record, according to Pentagon data.

In order to lure the eligible Gen-Z’ers, the Army will be spending $425 million on marketing, with the goal of recruiting 60,000 to 70,000 active-duty soldiers, along with 40,000-45,000 National Guardsmen, and 13,000 to 17,000 members of the reserve. To do this, prospective recruits will be served content on YouTube via 15-second trailer. If a person watches at least 10 seconds of the ad, they will see a two-to-three minute episode of the recruiting cartoon, followed by an invitation to hop over to the Army’s website.

America’s foreign adversaries must be laughing their asses off.

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One thought on “71% Of Eligible Gen-Zers Don’t Qualify For Military Due To Obesity, Criminal Records And Other Reasons

  1. John Carleton says:

    AND THE CORN SYRUP & DC BULL SHIT SLURPING AMERICAN SHEEPLE WANT A WAR WITH CHINA, RUSSIA & IRAN?
    THEY HAVE REAL MILITARIES. THEY ARE NOT 3ED WORLD COUNTRIES TO BE BLUFFED OR BOMBED AT WILL FROM THE DECKS OF MILITARILY OBSOLETE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PARKED OFF THE COAST OF MICKY MOUSE 3ED WORLD COUNTRIES WITH NO REAL ARMYS, NAVYS OR AIR FORCES.
    HOW ABOUT AMERICA TRIES FIXING THEIR OWN DAMNED LAND AND EVIL “government” FOR A CHANGE.

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