Army to Discharge 15,000 Soldiers for Failing to Meet Fitness and Weight Requirements

The U.S. Army is expected to discharge as many as 15,000 soldiers by Sept. 30 for failing to meet standards, including physical fitness and weight control requirements.

The U.S. Army is expected to discharge as many as 15,000 soldiers by Sept. 30 for failing to meet standards, including physical fitness and weight control requirements.

According to the Army Times, one of the main reasons for the discharges is the Army's orders to reduce the number of active duty soldiers from 551,000 to 490,000 by the end of 2017, as well as a two-year emphasis on meeting Army standards. 

“I've put a lot of emphasis on standards an

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