AP is reporting that the Army's general in charge of the Army Recruiting Command wants to set up a fat farm for overweight recruits to slim down to Army standards.
Excuse me, but Huh?!? Isn't the function of basic training to get recruits into shape? If they arrive overweight, assign them to more marches. If a recruit comes in overweight, maybe add and extra week to basic so he (or she) can do some more hoofing across open ground. Adding a few more pounds to the pack will also help.