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U.S. Army Easing Mental Health Rules For New Recruits


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Hank Berrien

Nov. 13 2017


According to documents obtained by USA Today, the U.S. Army is loosening recruiting standards so people with a history of mental health problems can join the Army.

Issues that will no longer prevent people from joining the Army include a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse. In August, the Army implemented a new policy paving the way for people who have suffered with those issues to become members of the Army.

The Army has a goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers through September 2018. Last year's goal of 69,000 was met by accepting people who had low scores on aptitude tests, and allowing more waivers granted for marijuana use.







Well This should Be...Interesting.

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