Skip to comments.U.S. defense chief sees military recruitment challenges ahead
Posted on 03/30/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
The U.S. military faces a challenge recruiting people with the high-tech skills it needs for the future as those who joined after the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks leave the service and the U.S. economy creates more jobs, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.
Carter, in a speech at his former high school, said the military has to attract about 250,000 people a year just to keep up with those who retire or leave the service to pursue jobs, education and other opportunities in the civilian world.
At the same time, only about a third of the 21 million Americans age 17 to 21 are eligible to join the military, with half unable to pass the entry examination and the rest ineligible because they are unable to meet the physical fitness or character standards, he said.
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You’d have to pretty misguided to want to join the military with Obama and Kerry at the helm. Why don’t they just show footage of Ambassador Chris Stevens and how they left those guys to die.
Obola is moving criminal illegals to the Police Forces
in the USA (yes, he is) and into the military.
What could possibly go wrong?
Recruitment can be a bitch these days. Fire the current CIC and hire Cruz as CIC, and I bet the problem would resolve quite quickly.
frankly ; who in their right mind would want to serve under THIS ADMINISTRATION , at this point? I am thankful for all the hardcore badass war-fighters that have trained up , kicked ass and served their country . Preserve your skill sets ! You will ALL be needed soon . Just as soon as some courageous leadership gets their s#it together and acts . It could not happen too soon , imho .
Don’t worry recruitment will pickup when Obama is GONE !!!!!
I enlisted, to a short re-up and spent 5 years in service. Under today’s president I would not counsel anyone to join the military. In fact my son is reaching his 20th years as a Ranger and I have talked to him about retirement.
You could not pay me to salute that SOB quota boy.
This is a setup to approve I using illegals to man military to give them amnesty.
Guarantee a general selected by Obama is behind this ‘news’ release
This is a trial balloon to set up a future draft where our youth can be thoroughly homogenized.
Active Duty ping.
Please pass along my gratitude to your son.
I’d give him the one finger salute accompanied by a loud F U.
“The U.S. military faces a challenge recruiting people....”
Who would have thunk that our semi-black racist Muslim Commander in Chief could have turned off all the “Hope and Change” kiddies?
Yes. The military will be filled with illegal aliens and gang members led by homo officers whose loyalty will be to soetoro, not the Constitution. They WILL fire on the American people.
Sure you would, Sparky.
Yeah, I can't imagine why recruiting would now be drying up.
Whatever you say, fag.
Yeah. And I am one of them. I tell every young person that asks about going into the military, NO. Don’t do it. Find a real job. That the military I served is not the military you would serve. The US government in charge of that military is not the same. This is a government that is rapidly on the road to becoming a totalitarian government. The nation is rapidly turning into a totalitarian nation. Run by thugs of communism. I tell them IF, IF they absolutely have to go into the military, find a job in the military that converts immediately to a job on the outside. Get job training that you can come out, then you can get a job outside. Go in for no longer than three, maybe four years. Only long enough to get that training. Come out as fast as your first and only enlistment is up. Then, be done with them. I tell them they lied to us about what we would get for our 20 or more years and it as evaporated like a cup of water in the Sahara!!
I won’t let my son join with the direction this country is going.
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