Defense Secretary James Mattis just issued a stark warning for America

The Warrior Monk, James “Mad Dog” Mattis, is working hard to make America’s military great again.

The Defense Secretary has a radical vision for how the military will be used in the future.

But Mattis just issued a stark warning about a grave threat for America’s national security.

Americans just can’t meet the qualifications for military service anymore.


In fact, nearly three out of four young people aren’t even up to the minimum standards.

The Washington Times reports:

“We are no longer receiving people from the society who are as much in step with the qualities that our institution must have for success on the battlefield,” Mr. Mattis told reporters Wednesday, following his address to Air Force Academy graduates in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The military for years has struggled with a declining pool from which to pull its recruits, but Mr. Mattis made clear the problem is getting worse.

“More than 70 percent of 18- to 24-year-old males and females cannot qualify to be a private in the Army. … I’m told it’s 72 percent, it’s unfortunately going up,” he said.

“This is combination of illicit drug abuse, illicit drug use, obesity is probably the biggest one, morals, you know, just arrests, that sort of thing and there are other reasons,” he continued, adding academic failings as another major factor.

While Mattis acknowledged the military wouldn’t refuse admitting recruits just for their past mistakes, the problems he identified are only likely to increase.

With radical liberals’ ironclad grip on America’s education system, young people are growing up brainwashed about simple things like how many genders there are (hint: there’s not more than two).


Mattis is trying to restructure America’s military with a focus on readiness.

What’s the purpose of even having Americans register for Selective Service if three out of four can’t even meet the minimum qualifications?

What do you think can be done to help Americans meet basic military service qualifications?

Let us know in the comments below.

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8 Comments

  1. Perhaps the US can develop a program for pre-military. I know we have ROTC and possibly other things I’m not aware of but it should give incentive to join. Maybe it would encourage those who are not quite fit To become the kind of material the military would want.

  2. There may not be enough first-timers. I’ve been in there since 1970. What Gen. Mattis doesn’t mention is compared to Vietnam standards no they don’t measure up. However, there are militias NOT affected by the government in every state, plus an armed infantry also paramilitary guarding the border who CAN fire live rounds. There are about 1.8 million of every branch of service, add to those 1.6 million hunters (a low approximation). Yes some are fat, but I’d rather have a fat man who knows how to use a gun and will behind me, than a skinny, “is this the trigger” type.

  3. We can’t go back Bill, but we can go forward with your ideas. It will shock those in colleges, but they are lost anyway. Remember the 30-year-old who was legally forced out of mommy’s basement? I doubt if he could carry a pack for a mile or two-too chunky.

  4. I agree Jerry, unfortunately, for the most part, the kids coming up have a ‘know it all’ attitude which is so far from the truth. Even at 68, I don’t dare to say I know it all. I do know how to do my job very well and Gen. Mattis is a surprisingly nice man. Not the heathen some make him out to be.
    Lt. Rob USMC

  5. Mattis is wrong about only two Genders there are three Dees Does & Dems…!!! The Democratic Educational System is intentionally Dumbing Down our Youth that’s why we the Terrorist Group Antifa

  6. In a poll of incoming freshmen at Harvard, a number of years ago, 89% did not know on which side of the Mississippi River they lived.
    (published in Reader’s Digest)

  7. They could probably spell better if they learned to read. I volunteered to help several recent high school graduates fill out job applications. None of them could read the application without help.

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