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.