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Why do people join the military? | Gary Fox | LinkedIn

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Jun 19, 2014 ... There are many people who never served in our Armed Forces who believe ... would ask applicants, “Give me 3 reasons why you want to join the Army. ... Current statistics show 98% of enlisted personnel (non-officers) have a ...

The Making of an American Soldier: Why Young People Join the ...

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Jun 25, 2007 ... The Making of an American Soldier: Why Young People Join the Military ... It perhaps should come as no surprise that the Army GED Plus ...

What are the reasons people join the U.S. Army? - Quora

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There are already fine lists here that cover the reasons, so I'll just cover my own personal story ... We are an army out to set other men free. America should be ...

80% of Military Recruitments Turned Down | Military.com

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May 14, 2014 ... Sgt. 1st Class Richard Teunis, a recruiter for the Army, claims that "instead ... I believe less people are joining the military because people aren't ...

Fewer Than One in Three Young Americans Can Join Military

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Jan 17, 2015 ... The U.S. Army continues to need soldiers. But most young people do not meet military requirements; they are overweight, have a criminal ...

Who Serves in the Military Today? - Freakonomics Freakonomics

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Sep 22, 2008 ... (The U.S. military currently has about two million people in uniform.) ... who join up only because they have no other viable career possibilities? ... “These trends are even more pronounced in the Army Reserve Officers' Training .... those who have at least graduated high school or income statistics by race.

Here's why most Americans can't join the military - Business Insider

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Sep 28, 2015 ... But today, more than two-thirds of America's young people wouldn't qualify ... Of those eligible for service, the Army estimates only one percent ...

More Americans Joining Military as Jobs Dwindle - The New York ...

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Jan 18, 2009 ... Recruiters also report that more people are inquiring about joining the ... Recruitment is also strong for the Army National Guard, according to ...

Military turns down 80 percent of applicants as armed forces shrink ...

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May 15, 2014 ... And cutting the size of the military means recruiting fewer people. The Army's recruiting goal dropped from 69,000 new enlistments for the 2013 fiscal ... Most young Americans are ineligible to join the military, either because ... fell to 12.8 percent in April, according to the the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Military Recruiting Standards | Demographics of Military Personnel

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Aug 21, 2008 ... These trends are even more pronounced in the Army Reserve Officer Training ... and would likely earn above-average wages if they did not join the military. ... In a time of war, people and policymakers would be even more ...

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Who's Joining the US Military? Poor, Women and Minorities Targeted

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Dec 18, 2012 ... That's the slogan of the U.S. Army, and when its uttered, the picture that ... The same 2006 study found that people who serve in the military ...

One Stat About the U.S. Military That Will Surprise You - Mic

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Aug 15, 2013 ... Many people believe that the U.S. military is made up mostly of poor, ... number of new recruits and conscripted soldiers and switching to an all-volunteer army. ... Many who choose to join the military do not necessarily do so ...

Uncle Sam Wants Who? | Foreign Policy

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Jul 31, 2013 ... The Army is the largest service (with more than 560,000 active-duty personnel, it's almost as ... People join the military for all sorts of reasons.