Army Relying More on High School Dropouts To Fill Ranks


From the Baltimore Sun: “Struggling to boost its ranks, the Army is recruiting a higher number of high school dropouts and recruits who score in the lowest category on military aptitude tests, raising concerns among senior officers and defense analysts that the quality of the force will suffer. Five months into the recruiting year, the percentage of recruits in the active-duty Army without high school diplomas is more than double the percentage of last year. The number of recruits who scored the lowest on the aptitude test has also more than doubled and is the highest since 2001.” [More]


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