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Old 07-01-2022, 10:55 AM
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Exclamation Army Scraps Plan To Boost Recruitment By Eliminating High School Grad Requirement

Army Scraps Plan To Boost Recruitment By Eliminating High School Grad Requirement
By: MIcaela Burrow - Contributor to The Daily Caller News Foundation - 07-01-22

The Army scrapped an initiative allowing applicants to waive the high school diploma or GED requirements as a way to boost recruitment, an official told the Army Times and The Daily Caller News Foundation later confirmed.

Senior Army officials emailed a notification of the change to recruiters less than a week after it was implemented, according to Army Times. An official knowledgeable on the matter told Army Times the rationale for the change had to do with adequately preparing recruits for success rather than “perception of a lowered standard.”

“The 111 Non-Grad (NA) enlistment program has been suspended. Those…who have enlisted are authorized to ship [to training],” the email reportedly said. “Any other [non-grads] projected for enlistment today are authorized to enlist, but all other projections MUST be cancelled immediately. No exceptions are authorized.”

Army public affairs officer Hank Minitrez confirmed Army Times’ report regarding the education waivers to TheDCNF.

To qualify for the non-grad category, potential recruits had to score a 50 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that evaluates academic and vocational skills, and meet all other enlistment requirements, Army spokesperson Maj. Charles Spears told TheDCNF.

“The non-grad category has always been available but was only opened on a very limited basis,” Spears said at the time. “Opening this category for a limited time will enable the US Army to offer a path to service to a wider group of highly qualified applicants, allowing them to serve the nation.”

U.S. military recruitment for the 2022 fiscal year has so far lagged dramatically behind standard benchmarks, according to NBC News, despite having a more modest quota than in previous years. While COVID-19 disrupted contact between recruiters and potential new service members, experts suggested that “woke” policies also alienated the traditional target market.
Personal note: I GOT A BETTER IDEA! Here's a suggestion. before we draft our
kids - we also make a requirement that all Mexican immigrants - have to enlist as well. Better they are doing something - rather then sucking up free-bee's once over the border. They want in - they must enlist - if they get booted out of the boot camp for whatever reason they & their families immediately will be sent back to their original homelands.
In this way it may enact a slower border crossing in the long run. Let's be real we've
have immigrants in almost every war. These are no different. They bomb out -
and can't make the grade - they to go back to their Motherland or original homeland.
"(NOW THAT'S A DAM GOOD IDEA)!!!" No free rides!"
They survive they get a Visa and maybe citizenship?
I'm sure some of our service drill sargents speak some spanish!! It will work!
Believe me without a doubt. Those that don't want to enlist go back over the
border! Remind them they have to pass Boot Camp and learn some English
if possible! Their military pay will go to their wife & kids while they are in

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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