US Army faces recruiting problems

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Proximo, Jul 28, 2005.

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  1. From the BBC:

    The story with pictures is here.

    It's good to see that the US has the same gutless spiteful journos that we have. Apart from that, do our cousins have any views on this? Media hype, or a real problem?
  2. Recruiting is an issue, but its not as bad as the media wants to portray. Re-enlistments are at record levels particularly with combat troops. Recruiting for combat MOS' hasnt fallen off either. The problem is recruiting for combat service/ support MOS'. Bonus' have alot to do with retention. If a soldier re-enlists in a combat zone their bonus is tax free. The Army wants to give a referal bonus' of $1000 [might go to $2500] for each recruit a soldier gets to join [they must complete their training].