07/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Older Recruits Joining The Army Due To Rising Unemployment

And while the number of such recruits, more than 3,800, is small by Army standards, the pace of over-35 enlistment jumped sharply in the first months of this year. Motives vary, from a yearning for midlife adventure to a desire to serve their country. But rising unemployment is also a major reason, say Army officials, recruiters and training officers.

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