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Viking Fitness: Top Enlisted Military Leaders ?Validate Their Credentials? with Tough Physical Training

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(Kristina Wong/Breitbart News)For Troxell and a dozen senior enlisted military leaders from across the U.S. military who showed up that morning, it was more than a tough workout — they were validating their credentials, or in other words, showing the men and women they lead that they are putting in the hard work expected of them, too.“People look at me or any senior leader. Part of it is making sure troops are physically fit enough to fight in what Troxell calls “the worst day of their life.”“If you look at what the worst day of a sailor’s life on a ship where there’s fire and flooding, and they have to wear firefighting equipment and they may have to help incapacitated sailors, and do damage control along with it — there has to be a requisite level of fitness to be able to get after that,” he said.“Under the worst conditions my sailors, soldiers, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will have to perform. (Kristina Wong/Breitbart News)Another part of his focus on fitness is tackling a major problem in the U.S. military, where a certain percentage of the force is simply too fat to deploy and fight.In 2017, 12 percent of the two-million-person force was non-deployable, with about 100,000 U.S. troops deemed clinically obese at a healthcare cost of about $5 billion a year.Today, those figures are better. Still, he said, even five percent of a two-million-person force is more than 100,000 troops who “cannot do their job.” “So, we still got a ways to go,” Troxell said.“As I look at what we could be asked to do as a Department of Defense in terms of a North Korea scenario, or a Russia or China or Iran — you know, as Secretary Mattis used to say, we got to have all hands on deck. He does functional training, like the one he led the senior enlisted leaders through, three days a week and cardio training three days a week.“I’m not afraid to tell my story because I hope people learn from it — that when you apply yourself, and you stick to it, you can reach your personal goals, and you can reach your fitness goals,” he said.“At almost 56 years old I’m in pretty good shape and my body’s banged up from jumping out of airplanes and everything, but I’m still able to do the things that I expect the troops to do. And that’s what I think my role is, to show the troops what right looks like,” he said.Troxell said he is not the only senior military leader upholding high physical fitness standards.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford can run three miles in 19:35 minutes at almost 64 years old.

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