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.  RDML Barnett is a leading advocate for youth fitness as a national security issue, raising awareness of the fact that increasing numbers of America's young people have become ineligible for military service because they are "too fat to fight." In an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," he made the case that improving youth fitness must be a national priority.  Click below to watch the interview in full.

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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