In January 2014, the Pentagon’s Office of Special Counsel filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeking all records relating to the use of the military’s bodybuilding program.
According to the FOIA request, the OSC was seeking documents that “demonstrate, in any way, that the military has used bodybuilding for any purpose other than research, diagnosis, or therapeutic care.”
The OSC said it wanted to know “the extent to which the military may have used bodybuilders in any manner for medical purposes, including research, or for the diagnosis or treatment of illnesses or conditions.”
It also wanted to see any documentation of the “medical benefits and benefits associated with the use or misuse of the program,” and any documentation that “concerns whether bodybuilders were recruited, trained, or given the opportunity to participate in the bodybuilding programme.”
The document requested records from the OCS’s Office for Policy Development and Policy, which handles all “non-governmental health and medical programs.”
The request for documents from the Office of Policy Development was granted.
The OSSDP has previously released a list of its top priorities for the agency.
It included the “scientific development and administration of scientific and medical standards” and “all types of medical and therapeutic research, and all aspects of medical education and research, including medical education, clinical research, training, research equipment, and clinical trials.”
The FOIA request was one of dozens sent to the OSS for documents related to bodybuilding and the military, which is a top priority for the Defense Department.
A Pentagon spokesman told Politico that the OSPD is “working diligently to provide access to all documents it requests in the FOIA.”
The spokesperson declined to answer questions about whether bodybuilding is classified, as the OTS has requested in the past.
The Pentagon’s bodybuilder program is also one of the most closely guarded secrets in the Pentagon.
The military has been tight-lipped about its bodybuilding programs for years, but a 2011 report by The Guardian and the BBC revealed that the U.S. military has spent millions of dollars to develop the “power of the mind.”
The Pentagon said it spends between $2.4 million and $3 million annually on bodybuilding, according to the report.
According the report, the military program was initially designed to develop soldiers who could perform “enhancements in combat skills,” but later developed into a “medical-research-and-training program for the use and training of bodybuilders.”
The military is also funding a wide range of other “health and fitness” programs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is funding “health education, health care services, and training programs,” according to a VA spokesperson.
The US Army also has its own bodybuilding curriculum, according the VA spokesperson, which has been “used to train thousands of active-duty members.”
The US Navy’s “bodybuilding program” is also a “major focus of the VA,” according the spokesperson.
“We train thousands and thousands of sailors every year and train them for everything from basic training to leadership and basic skills,” said Navy spokesman Michael Vassallo.
“This program is funded in part by the Navy’s overall budget, and it is designed to prepare them to take on challenges and to become the leaders they need to be in order to become effective in the Navy.”
The Department Of Defense has been open about its military’s role in bodybuilding.
“Bodybuilding has been a key component of our mission to create the finest warriors in the world,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in 2012.
“And, as part of this effort, we are encouraging our servicemembers to take advantage of this powerful, healthy and fun sport that is our most popular activity of the day.”
But the military was careful to say that the program “has no direct link to military training.”
In a statement to the Washington Post, the Department of Defense said that bodybuilding “has nothing to do with military training” and that “the military does not conduct bodybuilding.”
In response to the Pentagon FOIA request for all documents related the military and bodybuilding related to the military.
The department added that the DOD has “the full faith and credit of the U,S.
Government to make all such requests for records consistent with the law and the guidance provided by DOD.”
The Defense Department declined to comment to Politico.