Leader of New Jersey National Guard meets Gov. Christie's deadline after fitness reprimand

The leader of New Jersey's National Guard passed a fitness test, meeting a deadline imposed by Gov. Chris Christie to shape up.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff was given 90 days to slim down and meet his obligations in September after he had been reprimanded by the Pentagon about his weight and for repeatedly dodging physical-fitness tests.

Christie spokesman Kevin Roberts said Wednesday that Cunniff informed the governor that he was administered his fitness test Tuesday and passed.

It was not clear how much weight the general had to lose. Cunniff flunked his first fitness test in more than three years in November 2013 when his waist size was measured at 43.5 inches. That's 4.5 inches larger than allowed.

A spokesman for Cunniff wasn't immediately available to comment.