Senior Vice President of Academic Programs and Research Jamie Barnett, Jr., RDML USNR (Ret.), serves on the executive advisory council for Mission: Readiness, a group of retired military officers dedicated to combating obesity and health problems in the young. In this capacity, RDML Barnett is a leading advocate for youth fitness as a national security issue.  In an appearance on CNN, he talked about the latest findings by Mission: Readiness, indicating that too many of the nation's young people are still "too fat to fight": ineligible for military service because of their weight. Click below to watch.

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