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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:21 AM
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Army expects to miss recruiting goal; other services on track
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:23 AM by lebkuchen
Despite high re-enlistment numbers, Army officials expect they will miss their recruiting goals for this fiscal year and will face serious problems next year too.

Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, deputy chief of staff for the Army, said the services delayed entry pool for 2006 is about half of what officials usually depend on before entering a new years recruiting cycle. Instead of supplementing that pool, recruiters are enrolling new soldiers right away to make up for this years shortfalls.

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he noted that the Army recruiting problems could last well into next year, even if higher enlistment bonuses and other new recruiting tools are approved.

Those enticements, pending before Congress, likely wont go into effect until early 2006, three months into the new recruiting cycle.

We recognize the seriousness of the problem, he said. We are below where we want to be.

http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article...
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:46 AM
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1. OMG! Whatever shall the legions do?
Can't have all of those fine natural resources sitting idle in the third world!
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