Skip to comments.All Military Services Meet or Exceed December Recruiting Goals
Posted on 01/12/2009 3:47:53 PM PST by SandRat
| WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 December was a recruiting success for all active-duty and reserve-component U.S. military services, which all met or exceeded their goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today.
-- The Army signed 860 new active-duty soldiers, 115 percent of its target number of 750 enlistees.
Defense Department News Relase
Hmmm....any with MBAs?
Rumor is that re-enlistments will be dropping off as our brave patriots choose to not serve under a corrupt Socialist leader. BTW, leader is a joke; he’s no leader! He’s a national disgrace, IMO.
What do you mean? They can get an MBA while in service.
I agree. Enlistments and re-enlistments are going to drop dramatically. At least for qualified people.
The Obama effect?
The bad economy is also not hurting enlistment rate.
Nope, the military will be fine. Try to find a job right now.
Bad economy should increase recruitment rates.
Also, I would think more minorities would want to serve under Obama (just a wild guess here, but if they really are enamered with him, wouldn’t they want to serve under him?)
My guess is, if he asks, recuitment, at least initially, would increase.
Yes, One’s own pocket book is motivation for many more than is partisanship or ideology. And since a high percentage of the young favored Obama, serving under him will draw a different demographic than serving under McCain, who was seen as old and out of touch by the young.
We may not like the above facts. But it is the truth. We will make a big mistake is we wander into the land of make believe.
NOT to be reported by the Main Stream Media . . . unless they figure out a negative story line, like the Economy is tanking . . .wait, they used that already when the Economy was good and one quarter of recruiting was off 3%.
Someone may remember, or we can attribute this to Obama and the “Desire to Surge” for BHO.
Last I checked the most common thing sacrificed in today's colleges, is daddy's check book and angel's sense of dignity -- posted on the Internet after a sorority party.
And from what I've seen of college students in America, they don't even teach literacy or promote intelligent thought. Just be glad there are guys like me that decided to forgo college in order for ungrateful snot-nosed brats to be proud of their MBA and mock those that give them that right to begin with.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." George Orwell
I would have thot recruitment would be down, but with economy down, probably offsetting the O. effect.
Except have you seen the job market right now? The military is a steady paycheck with excellent benefits. And, yes, some people are only in it for the money.
I've noticed how all the talk about irreparably damaging our military is now curiously absent from the media discourse. The truth is, we now have a proven, battle hardened fighting force that is more experienced, disciplined and lethal that at any other time in our history.
Granted, we have significant equipment degradation that needs to urgently be addressed. But the "health" of our human assets is excellent. We have NCO's and officers that are well equipped to lead our military into the first half of the new century.
Is this out to imply that our citizens are enthralled w/The ONE?
Based on upcoming trends in economics, I expect recruiting to be high in 2009. However, in 2010, it will fall when Obama begins the cuts to military programs and cutting soldiers (per Congressman Barney Frank)...
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