Monday, July 09, 2007

Army misses recruiting goal again, raises worry

By Kristin Roberts
Mon Jul 9, 3:54 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, strained by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, missed its recruiting goal for the second straight month in June, indicating a trend that some defense officials on Monday called worrying.

The Army will announce the monthly data on Tuesday. Army spokesmen would not discuss the specific figures.

But some defense officials said the Army significantly missed its June goal of 8,400 recruits. One official placed the shortfall at about 15 percent, a major gap for a typically strong month when recruiters normally find more willing young people fresh from high school graduation.


At 7:23 PM, Blogger Paddy said...


At 7:34 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

They have lowered the recruitment goal, lowered the standards by allowing convicted felons, gang members, and individuals with connections to militant white supremacist groups, and they still cannot meet their goals?

I wonder how hiring is going for the mercenary contractors.


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