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Last year was the first time the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the reserves met or exceeded their recruiting goals since the start of the all-volunteer force in 1973, according to numbers provided by the military.
The success of an all-volunteer force depends on convincing recruits it's a good deal compared with other choices, said Loren Thompson, a military analyst with the Lexington Institute. Military service attracts volunteers because people are rewarded on merit, get paid well, retire with good benefits and still have time for a second career, Thompson said. Source
Originally posted by unityemissions
I think this is pretty much common sense, else it should be. What else seems to be common sense is that more war is coming. You don't have to be a fear-monger to see that.
reply to post by Endure
That's very strange. I took the ASVAB about a year ago at age 26 and with a GED. They told me I'd get waivers for both and made NUKE without taking any additional testing.