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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-30-04 01:29 PM
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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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