Military Obesity Rates Soar, Compounding Recruitment Challenges

Soldiers take part in a drill in Pocheon, South Korea

Obesity rates among active-duty servicemembers doubled in the past decade, and antiquated policies and incomplete data have complicated efforts to combat the trend, according to a new report from the American Security Project. Military obesity rates across the active duty jumped from 10.4% in 2012 to 21.6% in 2022, according to the study, the findings of which […]