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    Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    This really shouldn't be all that surprising. Hopefully the Army will start tightening the reins on who they allow in now.

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Fresh recruits keep pouring into the U.S. military, as concerns about serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are eclipsed by the terrible civilian job market.

    The Department of Defense said Tuesday that all branches of the armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, met or exceeded their active duty recruiting goals for January, continuing a trend that began with a decline in the U.S. job market
    Military continues to meet recruiting goals, in spite of war - Feb. 10, 2009

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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    More than the bad economy, having a president who respects military personnel and tries to keep them safe will cause a boost in recruitment. Bush didn't care if the troops died, they were volunteers...after all.

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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    More than the bad economy, having a president who respects military personnel and tries to keep them safe will cause a boost in recruitment. Bush didn't care if the troops died, they were volunteers...after all.
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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    I wonder if the army could do anything with a BS in Advertising and Marketing...

    Other then, you know, regular army stuff.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    OH NOES!! They target the poor!!!!!!
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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I wonder if the army could do anything with a BS in Advertising and Marketing...

    Other then, you know, regular army stuff.
    Recruiting. You could be the guy coming up with those corny recruiting videos. You're Strong, we'll make you Army Strong!
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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    This really shouldn't be all that surprising. Hopefully the Army will start tightening the reins on who they allow in now.



    Military continues to meet recruiting goals, in spite of war - Feb. 10, 2009
    Recruiting standards have risen. A 50 on the ASVAB is now the required score to enlist in the Army. Not especially hard to get, but it used to be like 18. Enlistment bonuses are also being cut for non-critical MOSs.
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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    This really shouldn't be all that surprising. Hopefully the Army will start tightening the reins on who they allow in now.



    Military continues to meet recruiting goals, in spite of war - Feb. 10, 2009
    Perfect. Swell the ranks and then take on Iran!!! Sounds good to me.

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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Recruiting. You could be the guy coming up with those corny recruiting videos. You're Strong, we'll make you Army Strong!
    They don't make their own ads, they hire agencies.

    So maybe an agency with a military contract is hiring

    I thought the "Army of One" was particularly stupid, seeing as the army is pretty big on team work...
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Military recruitment surges as jobs disappear

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    They don't make their own ads, they hire agencies.

    So maybe an agency with a military contract is hiring

    I thought the "Army of One" was particularly stupid, seeing as the army is pretty big on team work...
    They might I guess. I know a colonel in the Reserves who worked at the Pentagon two weeks a year. He told me that they worked on the "Army Strong" ads.

    "Army of One" wasn't nearly as stupid as what they used to have. "We do more before noon than most people do all day." Yeah, we get up early. Good recruiting point there guys
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