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Military applicants don't meet standards

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(CNN)- Getting into the military isn't as easy as it used to be.

According to the Pentagon -- a majority of applicants are turned away for not meeting the desired standards.

Those who want to wear the uniform need to be at least a high school graduate, and have a clean record......free of drugs and criminal actions.

Officials say medical problems and obesity also prevent some applicants from getting approved.

Uncle Sam can afford to be a little choosy when it comes to the picking people.

That's because the military says there are now roughly two applicants for each opening.

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