Chapter 4 covers physical fitness considerations in selection, preconditioning, and training. Chapter 5 covers body composition and asthma, two medical factors that lead to a substantial number of disqualifications and subsequent waivers. Chapter 6 includes mental health concerns. Chapter 7 discusses substance abuse and smoking. Chapter 8 presents a summary of findings and the committee’s conclusions and recommendations.
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Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment: Physical, Medical, and Mental Health Standards.
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