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Army Recruiting

Army Recruiting Scam Gets Man 3 Years In Jail

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Chinese national accused of pretending to be a U.S. Army recruiter to bilk immigrants out of thousands of dollars was sentenced ...

Army Investigates Potential Recruiting Fraud In Colorado

CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CBS4 News has learned the U.S. Army is conducting an investigation of at least 38 recruiters in its Denver Army Recruiting Battalion. The probe is ...

Harvard Law Recruiting

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Pentagon: Recruiting Last Year Was Best Since 1973

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's personnel chief said Tuesday the military has completed its best recruiting year since 1973, meeting all its goals and bringing in a better educated group of young people.

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps met goals for active duty and reserve recruiting during the budget year ended Sept. 30 – the first time that has happened since the all-volunteer force was established, said Defense Department head of personnel Bill Carr.

He told a Pentagon press conference that it's partly because of department spending on finding recruits, even as fewer civilian jobs were available due to the nation's economic problems. He also cited increases in military pay.

For the active-duty force overall, Carr said 96 percent of recruits had a high school diploma, the best showing since 1996. For the Army, it was about 95 percent, up 11 percent from the previous year. And 73 percent of Pentagon recruits scored above average on the military's math and verbal aptitude testing, the best showing since 2004, Carr said.

The military spends about $10,000 per recruit, taking into account advertising, recruiter time and office leases for recruiting stations, he said. Recruits are in the 90th percentile of earners for their education and time in the workplace, Carr said.

Army Opens Doors To White Supremacists: Salon

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a muggy Florida evening in 2008, I meet Iraq War veteran Forrest Fogarty in the Winghouse, a little bar-restaurant on the outskirts of Tampa, his f...

Army Relaxes Weight Guidelines To Boost Recruits

Christian Science Monitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The waistlines of America's youth are expanding, shrinking the pool of those eligible to join the US military. But an Army program is giving overweigh...

Army Offering $35,000 Cash Bonuses To Keep Officers

Washington Post | Ann Scott Tyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army is offering cash bonuses of up to $35,000 to retain young officers serving in key specialties -- including military intelligence, infantry an...