The Defense Department’s abacuses are falling apart as their beads are whipped up and down trying to keep up with the impact of sequestration.
It’s driving the bean-counters crazy.
But dollars apparently aren’t the only numbers in flux.
On Friday, the Military Health System issued a statement declaring that Service Members Surpass Most Federal Health Goals.
But you had to read down a ways to stumble upon this gem:
Across all age groups, 54% of military men and 34% of military women were classified as overweight. However, officials explained that those numbers were inflated because the federal body mass index does not account for muscle mass. As a result, the survey assumes “considerable miscalculation of muscular individuals,” the report says.
Apparently, Pentagon fat isn’t limited to gold-plated weapons, logistical lard and Beltway bandits.