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All divisions of the military have failed to meet their 2022 recruitment goals

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U.S. military officials report that they are struggling to reach the recruitment goals set in 2022. The news that the numbers are declining is not surprising given that the military is relaxing restrictions to get more qualified people involved.

On Thursday, the U.S. Army relaxed them tattoo A policy in the hope of achieving their recruitment goals. This new policy allows soldiers and recruits to have tattoos on their hands, behind the neck and behind the ears, depending on the size and number of tattoos. This policy change follows a similar change from 2015, when the Army began allowing recruits to have tattoos on their legs and arms.

And on Friday, the U.S. Army will have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate to join the U.S. Army as long as recruits enlist before the end of basic training (October 1). Announced that it doesn’t have to be.

On Monday, the NBC reported a record low number of young Americans eligible to serve, in which they found an even smaller percentage of Americans serving. I want serve. The diminishing numbers represent an unrealistic future for the All Volunteer Army (AVF), which has not had to rely on conscription since 1971.

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“This is the beginning of a long drought for military recruitment,” said Thomas Spore, a retired lieutenant at the Heritage Foundation, a think tank that promotes conservative policies. He says the last time recruitment was so low was in 1973, the year the draft officially ended and the United States withdrew their troops from Vietnam. Spoehr states that it does not guarantee that the draft will be returned, but believes that this year will be a year of rethinking the sustainability of all volunteers.

There are several different reasons why at least 71% of young Americans are not suitable for military service: substance use, obesity, physical health problems, mental health problems, illegal activity, and talents and skills. Lack of obesity is hindering young people today, according to Army spokesman, to prevent them from making cuts office..
And just last month, these numbers shrank even further, reported by Army Chief of Staff James. McConville Only 23% of Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 are eligible to serve the military.

The low recruitment may reflect how the public views the entire US military. According to a Pentagon internal survey, 57% of those who responded (young Americans) believe that they experience emotional or psychological problems when they are in the military.

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According to the 2021 Reagan Defense Survey by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Institute, overall public confidence in the military has also declined, with only 45% of Americans having “great trust and confidence in the military.” ..

In addition, only 13% of young Americans who responded to a Pentagon survey had military parents, compared to 40% who had military parents in 1995. Kate Kuzminsky of the Center for a New American Security encourages high school students (often students with middle-class parents) to go on to college before choosing a career such as the military.

“Changing parents’ minds is a really difficult part, especially if the kids are really hard-working parents to go to college,” Kuzminsky said.

So far in fiscal year 2022, the Army has achieved only 40% of its enlistment targets, leaving only three months to raise these declining numbers. However, summer vacation (after graduating from high school) is usually when the military sees an increase in recruitment.

The Coast Guard has achieved only about 55% of its active enlistment target, with 4,000 less Air Force airmen than this month’s target, and the lowest number of Air Force recruits since 1999.



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