Army Set To Change Phys. Requirements For ‘Cyber Warriors’

Military recruiters claim that drawing from a wider body (literally) of potential soldiers will not be detrimental to U.S. military capability. Instead, it simply reflects a shift in what defines a high-caliber soldier in the cyber age.

“One of the things we’re considering is that your [mission] as a cyber warrior is different,” said Batschelet. “Maybe you’re not the Ranger who can do 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups and run the 2-mile inside of 10 minutes, but you can crack a data system of an enemy.”

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