Not what I meanThey certainly have more opportunities via the internet nowadays, however in my experience the majority weren't leaving because they had a high paying job lined up, they were leaving because they thought the army was shit.
The Army has had a recruiting/retention problem for the last 3 decades (possibly more) before the internet was around.
A 22 year old soldier at his 4 year point , with no quals on the lowest supplement and having no extra allowances would then be on take home pay of around 25K. And yet they are still bugging out.
in my experience, younger people under 30 (compared to 15 years ago) are less likely to be looking for a job (any job) where they want to stay for over 3-5 years, few want a job for life or are worried about a pension