Here are a couple of links to get you started..
http://www.palmcenter.org/press/dadt/releases/military_enlistment_of_felons_has_doubled (from back in 2007—has link to one of the studies on it)
It was in the first few months he was in office, but I don’t recall exact date.
thanks for the links.It is always so much better to use links someone else provides.
here btw is the answer to why it was stopped, per your link
” The economic downturn has improved the quality of U.S. Army recruits, and the service has stopped accepting felons and drug abusers, officials said.”