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No, Uncle Sam doesn’t really want YOU: Military now turns down 80% of applicants
The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2014 | Douglas Ernst

Posted on 05/14/2014 3:49:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Uncle Sam doesn’t 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 recruiter’s 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.

“We’re 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. It’s 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 applicant’s criminal history.

The Navy is no different.

“It’s not that we have a zero defect mentality, because we don’t,” 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 it’s been in 40 years.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: army; hagel; military; navy
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Who in their right mind would join right now anyhow?
1 posted on 05/14/2014 3:49:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guys that know this war isn’t over yet.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 3:51:34 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amen.

My kid is 4th gen Army-wish I didn’t regret he joined.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 3:51:59 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who in their right mind would join right now anyhow?

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.

4 posted on 05/14/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are looking for Muslims, homosexuals, gang members, illegals, and a few good women.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 3:53:18 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


6 posted on 05/14/2014 3:53:54 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: pallis
They are looking for radical Muslims, homosexuals, gang members, illegals, and a few good women ultra-man-hating feminist lesbians.

Fixed it.

7 posted on 05/14/2014 3:55:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 3:56:16 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...
This isn't really news -- the DoD is downsizing, y'know, because Zero has ushered in an era of peace surrender.
9 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Jacquerie

Many are becoming that way: The Examiner, NRO, TWS, Bloomberg, all the majors, Time, etc.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Jacquerie
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.

Switch to Firefox, and install the Adblock and NoScript plug-ins.

That blocks almost all of the ads, and NoScript blocks any malicious Javascript you might actually encounter. It also defeats a lot of tracking.

12 posted on 05/14/2014 4:03:15 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

See my post #12 about Firefox....


13 posted on 05/14/2014 4:03:48 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

Adblock Plus has been using over 100 MB lately. On a smaller memory system I’m going with Bluhell and Disconnect now.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 4:07:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When grandson Gerry signed with the FNG the competition was fierce, His 4 years of JROTC was a big help.

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.

15 posted on 05/14/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Agree !

Lots of fuel in the air indeed …… just a spark shy of bad on the horizon imho.

Stay Safe


16 posted on 05/14/2014 4:17:03 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Jacquerie

I will do this!


17 posted on 05/14/2014 4:17:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: justlurking
Thanks. I need to do what you recommend. Many media are really hurting themselves.
18 posted on 05/14/2014 4:19:19 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who in their right mind would join right now anyhow?

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.

19 posted on 05/14/2014 4:22:18 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: pallis

How would anyone in his right mind dare to take a shower in the barracks these days.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 4:32:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 4:33:49 PM PDT by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In a way, it makes me feel good. The standards are high and the recruiter pool maybe hasn't been totally polluted yet by the PC establishment (only because it will take more time).

Maybe there will be enough good men to stabilize the mess being created until the mid terms can hopefully start a turn-around.

22 posted on 05/14/2014 4:39:27 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: centurion316

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.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 4:41:34 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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...


24 posted on 05/14/2014 4:49:17 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: pfflier

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.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My son.
Pfc. USMC.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 4:54:53 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Today, he can get by with 10 to 12.

... but half of them have to be queer.

27 posted on 05/14/2014 5:06:38 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Excellence

Same here! We were probably in the same crowd at the PI graduation. Well met.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 5:10:23 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Squantos

Scary times we live in.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 5:13:01 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ottbmare

Hotel Company?


30 posted on 05/14/2014 5:18:31 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOXnFkEBd_w#t=2183

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.


31 posted on 05/14/2014 5:25:44 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

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.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 5:38:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 5:42:09 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Female, gay and pagans to the front of the line.


34 posted on 05/14/2014 5:50:19 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Most M.I. female officers I knew were burnt-out school teachers or professors”

Doesn’t sound very good for America, does it?


35 posted on 05/14/2014 5:58:08 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

That was about 30 years ago. Lord knows who they recruit now.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 5:58:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: kearnyirish2

With the ongoing Baraqqi Depression, the military is one of the few options available for young folks.


37 posted on 05/14/2014 6:02:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: centurion316
Recruiters live and die by their numbers. They would sign up the village idiots dog if they could.

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).

38 posted on 05/14/2014 6:27:55 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

According to her. And she has never been known to lie.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 6:30:57 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Will there still be cold beer?


40 posted on 05/14/2014 7:12:29 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.......


41 posted on 05/14/2014 7:23:46 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Mark17

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.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 7:25:32 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active Duty ping.


43 posted on 05/14/2014 7:28:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Nah, the diversity ratio still mirrors the rest of the US.


44 posted on 05/14/2014 7:36:19 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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???


45 posted on 05/14/2014 7:41:47 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

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.


46 posted on 05/14/2014 8:00:50 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“But it is true that the quality of military recruits right now is the highest it’s been in 40 years.”

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).

47 posted on 05/15/2014 3:08:17 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: nascarnation

“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.


48 posted on 05/15/2014 3:49:58 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lurker

Circle yer wagons troop……. Stay Safe !


49 posted on 05/15/2014 2:03:23 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

They still make Victoria Green?


50 posted on 05/15/2014 2:21:09 PM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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