Skip to comments.No, Uncle Sam doesn’t really want YOU: Military now turns down 80% of applicants
Posted on 05/14/2014 3:49:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Uncle Sam doesnt want you. At least 80 percent of you.
These days, the U.S. military is only taking 20 percent of the applicants who walk into their local recruiters office intent on enlisting in the armed services.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Terrence Hoard told the Kansas City Star that his recruitment office once needed to sign up 16 to 20 soldiers per month to meet recruitment goals. Today, he can get by with 10 to 12.
Were turning down twice as many as before, he told the paper, which reported that four of every five adults who seek to join the military in 2014 do not make the cut.
The U.S. Army hopes to hit 57,000 recruits for active duty this year. Its on pace to do just that, even while applying a stricter set of standards as it pertains to physical fitness, appearance (i.e., tattoos), intelligence test results and an applicants criminal history.
The Navy is no different.
Its not that we have a zero defect mentality, because we dont, Nathan Christensen, a Navy officer in public affairs for the Defense Department, told the Kansas City Star. But it is true that the quality of military recruits right now is the highest its been in 40 years.(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
The guys that know this war isn’t over yet.
My kid is 4th gen Army-wish I didn’t regret he joined.
The Transgenders will provide a completely untouched recruiting pool, more than making up for the heterosexuals who choose to do something else with their life.
They are looking for Muslims, homosexuals, gang members, illegals, and a few good women.
I guess unless you are a sodomite transgender pole smoking liberal lesbian, you need not apply (SPIT!)
Words can not describe the pain I feel, seeing what has happened to the military I gave 30 years of my life to..Words can also not express the rage I feel to the flaming queers in the Pentagon, COngress and DOD!
I’d like to read the source at Washington Times, but it has become an abusive advertising website to visit. It wasn’t that way until very recently.
Many are becoming that way: The Examiner, NRO, TWS, Bloomberg, all the majors, Time, etc.
They only want females and homosexuals that were kicked out in the past. If they were kicked out in the last 10 years they can get back in now. I don’t think they have to go back through basic training if they join the same service that kicked them out.
I don’t know why they would want them back since they didn’t follow standing orders in force at the time.
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Lots of them hang out here on weekends, it's a solid bunch of youngins once you get past the noise.
When you think about it we are in more danger now than at any other time of our lives.
Lots of fuel in the air indeed just a spark shy of bad on the horizon imho.
I will do this!
I don't know, but maybe the deciding factor is, what they think of gay marriage. If they don't like it, they are gone.
How would anyone in his right mind dare to take a shower in the barracks these days.
There’s no way in hell I’d ever even try to enlist in today’s faggotized armed forces.
Used to be unwaveringly willing to give my life for my country. But I swear, and it totally boggles my mind and makes me want to bite my tongue to say this, but at this point, were I drafted... I’d even go flee to Canada first, before having anything to do with the deviancy of the current homo-centric military, under such human-trash as Obama and Hagel.
Maybe there will be enough good men to stabilize the mess being created until the mid terms can hopefully start a turn-around.
The story says that 80% are being turned away, not refusing to talk to a recruiter. It is possible that the recruiters are filtering out the filth.
“Who in their right mind would join right now anyhow?”
People who wouldn’t have considered it a few years ago but are tired of either minimum wage jobs or no jobs at all. I know two of them personally, and they never even mentioned the military until the years immediately following high school sucked...
Recruiters live and die by their numbers. They would sign up the village idiots dog if they could. Once you hit your quota, you can spend the rest of the month fishing. The fact is that it has become hard to get into the military - Obama is working hard to change that.
... but half of them have to be queer.
Same here! We were probably in the same crowd at the PI graduation. Well met.
Scary times we live in.
The Liberty Man
(A caller to the show mentioned Jeremiah 51:30...
“ The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women...”)
I’m not saying America is Babylon-—”Babylon” is confusion. And, I have nothing against women in the military. Put them in intelligence or behind desks. I wouldn’t want a woman next to me in battle who couldn’t carry 200 lbs. on her shoulder out of harm’s way.
Benghazi Barry Soetoro just wishes to make the military as limp wristed as he is.
Most of my direct superiors (in military intelligence) were female, plus one company commander. Most M.I. female officers I knew were burnt-out school teachers or professors.
The day will come when the Draft returns—this time for men and woman. We will need anyone who can hold a rifle or work a computer—Citizens, Aliens, Prisoners, Old and Young. The big war is coming folks-—World War III and this time we may not win. It might be next year, five years from now, or ten—But it will happen. Illegals will be fleeing to keep from Radiation and Press Gangs. Prison camps will dot the land, Robot Cops patrol the streets. It will be a world war with Americans in all the continents of the earth as well as space. Rationing will be common. Wait till the loosses come in—a million in one battle, Our surface navy in Davy Jones Locker, our airfleets gone. I beleieve we will see American Kamakazis selling their lives to keep back the enemy as they inch towatd America. Lets hope I am wrong.
Female, gay and pagans to the front of the line.
“Most M.I. female officers I knew were burnt-out school teachers or professors”
Doesn’t sound very good for America, does it?
That was about 30 years ago. Lord knows who they recruit now.
With the ongoing Baraqqi Depression, the military is one of the few options available for young folks.
Except for once.
At a time when most of us thought that a recruiter would have killed to hook a 20 something female lawyer, instead he laughed at Hillary Rodham Clinton, (named after Sir Edmund Hillary).
According to her. And she has never been known to lie.
Will there still be cold beer?
I suppose that the queers, confused boy-girls, minorities and muslims get preference these days, while white guys are shown the door. Diversity wins wars, you know.......
Not news. The services always had a high rejection rate during drawdowns. The statement about higher standards is bogus though. They lowered the entry score for the USAF a few years ago.
The specialized fields have always been hard to fill.
Active Duty ping.
Nah, the diversity ratio still mirrors the rest of the US.
Lets see... 36,000 released illegal invaders with criminal records... NO PROBLEM. Sign on up. Knob gobblers... NO PROBLEM. Transgendered mutilated queers??? NO PROBLEM. Cross dressing lesbians? No problem. Uncle Obama want’s YOU!!! Sign on up and take responsibility for defending a country you hate. What can go wrong???
Haven’t seen those groups yet even though I have seen a cross dressing doctor on base. He is not military but treats the military.
I work with these recruits every day - if this is the highest quality in 40 years, then I've been asleep for the 39 years I've either worn the uniform (1974-1998) or worked a a civilian in training (1999-present).
“With the ongoing Baraqqi Depression, the military is one of the few options available for young folks.”
No doubt; they are the “employer of last resort” for many, providing three hots and a cot.
Circle yer wagons troop . Stay Safe !
They still make Victoria Green?