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Army Gets Creative to Meet Recruiting Goals
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Army Gets Creative to Meet Recruiting Goals

By Kimberly Hefling The Associated Press
Published: Sep 30, 2004

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Meet Staff Sgt. Chad Cloutier: part counselor, part personal trainer, part teacher's aide.
He is an Army recruiter with an arsenal that includes offers of more than $70,000 in college aid and $20,000 in bonus money, a black "Army of One" motorcycle parked outside his office, and a laptop that plays hip recruiting footage in potential recruits' homes.

With its troops stretched thin by the war in Iraq, the Army is rolling out the heavy artillery to sign up recruits.

Cloutier, 31, of Boston has helped administer standardized tests at an area high school, exercised with potential and new recruits, and made follow-up calls to struggling college students. Cloutier's office is like many of the Army's approximately 1,700 recruiting stations: new, strategically placed near a shopping mall, and outfitted with modern furniture. Some potential recruits stop by just to hang out, and the recruiters work to create a welcoming atmosphere

On edit ---They conveniently forget to mention that they are puppets and lapdogs of Halliburton et al. One of my relatives got real angry when one of these snake oil salemen kept calling her house during dinner. Her son was a senior in HS
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  -Army Gets Creative to Meet Recruiting Goals saigon68  Sep-30-04 01:29 PM   #0 
  - The vast majority of military recruiters are sleazy scum n/t  Mojambo   Sep-30-04 01:32 PM   #1 
  - Remember the recruiters from F911?  gratuitous   Sep-30-04 01:38 PM   #2 
  - LOL "The music business, yeah that's the ticket".  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-30-04 04:42 PM   #16 
  - Try offering a free roll in the hay with famous blond republican  Zorra   Sep-30-04 01:41 PM   #3 
  - Skip the actresses and singers part...  raifield   Sep-30-04 01:47 PM   #4 
     - recruiters  knowbody0   Sep-30-04 01:54 PM   #6 
     - Ewwww!  UpInArms   Sep-30-04 02:06 PM   #7 
     - YIKES "ANNIE ON DRUGS" LOOK AT THOSE OVER EASY EGG EYES  saigon68   Sep-30-04 03:46 PM   #9 
     - Oh my God, that's so very wrong...  scottknapper   Sep-30-04 03:52 PM   #11 
  - And how are we going to pay those bribes? They don't fund  asjr   Sep-30-04 01:51 PM   #5 
  - Retention Troubles Lead Pentagon to Seek Options  seemslikeadream   Sep-30-04 03:08 PM   #8 
  - They want to increase recruitment?  DoNotRefill   Sep-30-04 03:51 PM   #10 
  - Recruitment should start with the Bush Youth  rmpalmer   Sep-30-04 04:03 PM   #12 
  - And if Bush gets re-appointed.....PRESS GANGS!  BiggJawn   Sep-30-04 04:06 PM   #13 
  - You beat me to it  Sabriel   Sep-30-04 04:39 PM   #15 
  - Next up: commercials of soldiers with hot arab women.  Massacure   Sep-30-04 04:26 PM   #14 
  - "Creative" = lie like a mofo  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-30-04 04:43 PM   #17 
  - I used to send the coupon in for a pair of free socks....  steely   Sep-30-04 04:46 PM   #18 
  - Don't these people in the "liberal media" have kids that can be drafted?  VegasWolf   Sep-30-04 04:58 PM   #19 

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