posted on Jun, 20 2005 @ 08:05 PM
A major part of the military recruitment missing its goals the past 4 months is that we're trying to increase the number of active troops we have. As
we're fighting 2 wars right now, it doesn't look like we're going to be moving our troops out of there any time soon, and there are many other
potential threats out there.
The military isn't drafting anybody, and a draft is not on the way. The recruiters are...tenacious, though. Think about the people they're going
after, though. Their target market is...Well, I hope no one takes offense to this term, and I'm going to qualify it in a second, but their target
market is losers.
They're going after the people with no direction, no drive, no will to move their lives forward. These are the people who are most helped by the
military, and those most likely to join up. I know, my cousin was one of them, and now he is one of the most honorable, diciplined people I've ever
Part of a typical recruitment involves expunging your criminal record. That's the norm. That should say a lot for who the target market is. They're
going after people whose only options are jail or the army. For many, they haven't gotten the criminal record, but they're on course to do so. The
military goes after these people like nobody's business. They target them, and don't let them just brush aside potential responsability the way
they've brushed past every other responsability they've faced. At any time the parents can put a stop to the recruiters calling, but many probably
don't want to, despite what they're saying for their kid's ear's sake, because the military forces dicipline on the recruits the parents
were unable or incapable of giving.
Presonally, I think the military is a wonderful thing for our troubled teens, and even those who are not. I wish I had been able to get in, I can't
imagine where I would be today if they'd accepted me (I mean after I was finished putting bullets into the heads of anyone who tried to kill my
fellow Americans or any civilians).