Pentagon Recruiting & Retention GoalsSubmitted by TomJefferson on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 11:18
The Pentagon gang is live on CSpan admitting that when times are tough, they see increases in enlistments. They are selling the military as opportunity to serve, get a MBA, loan forgivenss programs, sign on bonuses, waivers for people with drug arrests,...SELL SELL SELL!
They had an anecdote of how one recruit had a criminal record which included use of a fire arm. His life is now turned around and he even earned the silver star.
(David Chu Defense, Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness, is main speaker. Brig. Gen Alfred Stewart from the Air Force is recruiting commander.)
They even have a suicide prevention course for retention purposes to help soldier handle their stress... Nice perk?
When will they admit that they can't sustain policing the world much longer. He is now talking about viewing it as public service. Funny, I have been hearing Obama talking about promoting pubic service...hmmm...shall we connect the doubespeak dots....