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Air Force colonel relieved for being fat

Jeff Schogol, one of the more historically knowledgeable military reporters out there, writes about an interesting case of holding people to standards. Yet I cannot help but think of many plump generals I have seen — are they going to be relieved also? Or are GOs exempt? Different weights for different rates?

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Jeff Schogol, one of the more historically knowledgeable military reporters out there, writes about an interesting case of holding people to standards.

Yet I cannot help but think of many plump generals I have seen — are they going to be relieved also? Or are GOs exempt? Different weights for different rates?

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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