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LiviaOlivia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:07 PM
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July 19, 2005
Uncle Sam wants you even if youre 42 years old
By Rick Maze
Times staff writer

The Defense Department quietly asked Congress on Monday to raise the maximum age for military recruits to 42 for all branches of the service.

Under current law, the maximum age to enlist in the active components is 35, while people up to age 39 may enlist in the reserves. By practice, the accepted age for recruits is 27 for the Air Force, 28 for the Marine Corps and 34 for the Navy and Army, although the Army Reserve and Navy Reserve sometimes take people up to age 39 in some specialties.

The Pentagons request to raise the maximum recruit age to 42 is part of what defense officials are calling a package of urgent wartime support initiatives sent to Congress Monday night prior to a Tuesday hearing of the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee.

At that hearing, David S.C. Chu, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said he felt the militarys recent problems with recruiting were improving, but that additional incentives would help.

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http://www.armytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-983408.ph...
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