US Army Major: “Nintendo Generation” Has Weak Skeletons.

US Army Major: A recent press release published on the Pentagon’s news site, DVIDS, claims that the so-called “Nintendo Generation” of recruits for the military has fragile skeletons because of their inability o withstand the rigors of previous physical exercise. 

In addition, the US military doesn’t forget to use video games like Call of Duty: Warzone to recruit young people to its ranks.

In particular, the issue seems to be rooted in the notion that recruits aged 18 to 25 years old aren’t as physically robust as previous generations have been, concluding that it’s because of video games like Call of Duty: Warzone, which is responsible for this. 

In the same way, it is stated in the article that this group of recruits belongs to the “Nintendo Generation,” which includes those born between the mid-’80s and mid-’90s.

As per Major Jon-Marc Thibodeau, who is the current coordinator of clinical services and head of the medical ready line at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, “the skeleton of soldiers who are being recruited isn’t harmed by the activities before their arrival,” which means that recruits “break more quickly” during training. 

Thibodeau blames the sedentary lifestyle of recruits as the reason for this; however, it’s worth pointing out that the US military, in general, isn’t averse to employing Call of Dutysponsorships to attract gamers.

Interestingly, the US invested thousands of dollars playing the American Army into the 2000s, and the game has been shut down. 

It’s not too far to believe that the gaming budget of the army has only increased since the game’s inception and that the amount of training required for “toughen” those recruits’ bones have been balanced by the importance of having access to the recruits at all.

In addition to being insulting to the wrong people, Thibodeau also created a schedule of what prospective recruits need to do to build strong bones. 

This list includes the “Couch-to-5k” running program, mindful eating, and drinking milk; however, he doesn’t appear to have taken into account a US Army has a controversial Twitch channel that’s utilized to recruit recruits.

In 2020, there were allegations that Twitch’s American Army Twitch channel was conducting fraudulent giveaways to attract viewers.

 This was one of the main reasons why the pipeline was shut down in the first place. 

The US Army recognizes the importance of having a presence in today’s media. The idea that its top officials will blame these media outlets for the vulnerability of the skeletons of their recruits seems a bit pretentious.

Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.