Older Americans Denied Ability to Enlist

The House of Representatives voted down a resolution that would have allowed citizens who exceed the military’s age limit to enlist, even when they pass the physical.

From Military Times:

Broun, a 66-year-old Navy Reserve doctor, said the legal limit blocking enlistment for anyone over the age of 42 “seems to be an arbitrary policy” in an era when many older people are in excellent physical condition.

“There are people who want to serve and are physically fit,” he said. “There are some 20-year-olds who cannot run a mile.”



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