Not sure which heading this goes under so I'll stick it in the main forum and see where it ends up. Is it me, or are Units letting in mong-children to boost numbers? I understand that we need the bodies, but shouldn't potential killing-machines be properly vetted to ensure that they're gonne kill the right people?? Is it impossible to run selection weekends where people's physical abilities and aptitudes tested before attesting them and welcoming them in to the Unit with open arms (and gritted teeth!) I love my Unit, I love the people in it but some of the quality of soldiering (or lack thereof) is questionable. I know of recruits getting DS in trouble, and laughing it off in the bar the following week, people being "unfit" but the only prescription they need is for a box of effort pills. I'm bar far the best of the best (or let's face it, I'd have been snapped up by the Army when I first applied) but when I joined, there was a higher ratio of good standard soldiers to mongs, now it's the other way around. My argument is, is it worth compromising the retention of good quality, soldiers with potential, for the sake of one or two more mongs? On the other hand, not ALL of the new people through the door are Jack, we've got some good people, some already showing more potential than me when I joined and even they're seeing the same issues. It's them I feel sorry for, because they're the ones who have to go through their initial and basic training with said mongs!! Either way, attitudes and aptitudes need to change, or people will simply relocate.