You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #8: Too Fat [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-04 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #1
8. Too Fat
Don't try that one. Even in a peace-time army, if a recruiter is running below his quota, he'll "work with you." What "work with you" means is get you to sign your name and then send you off to what is basically an intensive weight loss camp.

A friend of mine was recruited by the Navy because he had this amazing aptitude for math. The problem was he was quite overweight. He got the "work with you" line, and he said it was a worse hell than he'd ever imagined. Made basic training a breeze, though.

As to the original questions, I don't know the answers except what the selective service site says (http://www.sss.gov ). But I'm acquainted with an army recruiter, and I've talked to him recently. He's having to run all over the state trying to meet his quotas, and he said he's accepting people that probably wouldn't have been accepted two years ago. The standards are laid out pretty clearly, but when it gets down to the human level, there's quite a bit of subjectiveness to it. It depends on need and the predilections of the individual recruiter.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC