The military has regulations on how to wear your hair to where you can have tattoos so it's no surprise they have weight requirements for soldiers as well. Kevin Ammerman had always dreamed of joining the military and serving his country but there was one problem - Kevin weighed over 350 pounds. After being turned away from joining the Marines for being "too fat", Kevin decided to get serious about losing weight. He ended up losing 160 pounds and joining up with the Army.
Weight wasn't Kevin's only obstacle to overcome in order to join the military. At 34 years old, Kevin is almost "too old" to enlist as well. Even though he is older, Kevin says his age won't be a problem. “I’m actually able to outperform guys who are in their 20s...the battery of tests you have to take to determine what job you’re in, a lot of younger people are not scoring very high at all. And it’s kind of troubling."
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