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US Military Forces Surpass Recruitment Goals

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Newspapers citing worsening economy and more recruiters with higher bonuses, military recruiters are meeting their goals. But could it be less negative and almost no liberal media attention regarding the success in Iraq’s military surge be behind the reason that Marines met 142% of their recruitment goals?

The Marine Corps enlisted 2,233 recruits against a goal of 1,577.

“The Marine Corps, if they continue to achieve the kind of success they have had,could meet their growth figures more than a year early,” Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters. That would mean by around the end of 2009.

The Army increased to 101% of their needs, while Air Force and Navy also saw more volunteers joining up.

I could see the Army, Air Force, and Navy contracting with volunteers who can’t find a job using the excuse of the economy as the reason for more recruits, but the Marines?

Thank God, we have such brave men and women volunteers that love this country and want to protect it.


Written by smalltalkwitht

May 13, 2008 at 8:32 am

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