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Pentagon falls 41,000 short of reduced military recruitment goals


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The Pentagon came up short on its recruitment goals.

The Defense Department's senior officials testified Wednesday about shortfalls in Army, Navy and Air Force recruiting in the fiscal year that ended in September at a hearing of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee. The Marine Corps and Space Force made their recruiting goals.

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Ashish Vazirani said that during fiscal year 2023, the military services together missed goals by about 41,000 recruits.

"That number understates the challenge before us as the services lowered [their] end-strength goals in recent years, in part because of the difficult recruiting environment," he said. "The all-volunteer force faces one of its greatest challenges since inception.":snip:

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Among the reasons: A strong economy that means more options for young people, a smaller eligible population, Generation Z's generally low trust in institutions and fewer young people with family members who have served in the military.

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And, thanks to the current insane emphasis on "diversity", many of those prior military are actively discouraging any young person from enlisting. 

 

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28 minutes ago, SDwaters said:

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Among the reasons: A strong economy that means more options for young people, a smaller eligible population, Generation Z's generally low trust in institutions and fewer young people with family members who have served in the military.

:snip:

And, thanks to the current insane emphasis on "diversity", many of those prior military are actively discouraging any young person from enlisting. 

 

They are also having trouble getting 1. Reenlistment, 2. People who left early to come back.

Remember The Democrats have been pretty Anti-Military for years...no make that Decades.

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