So, fellow Coasties, members of Hooligan's Navy, have you wondered why the service has taken a sudden interest in your weight? Wondered why we've gone from yearly weigh-ins to twice-yearly enmass weigh-ins? Wondered why we have a PT program geared toward those of who are near or over our max weight? Wonder no more.
Scuttle heard in the passageways: The Commandant, the one & only Tom Collins, went on a diet and lost 44 pounds... and now he figures the rest of us can follow suit.
And that, shipmates, is why the Commandant has taken an interest in your weight.