Soldiers shooting on a range. / IMAGE: Defense Video Archive via YouTube ( Tony Sifert , Headline USA ) The United States Army has had to reduce its “end strength” in order to compensate for a lack of qualified recruits, according to a report at Breitbart.
Blaming a “tight labor market,” Under Secretary of the Army Gabe Camarillo told reporters during a March 28 press briefing that the Army was “facing . . . some challenging conditions in terms of our ability to recruit and attract talent.”
Camarillo said that the Army was unwilling to adjust its “specific criteria for quality” and decided instead to “just temporarily reduce end strength, as opposed to lowering our standards.”
“We proactively made a decision to temporarily reduce end strength from 485,000 Soldiers to 473,000 Soldiers in FY ’23,” Camarillo said.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr gave several reasons for the Army’s recruitment failures, including the American obesity and mental health crises, President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan , and the perception that the military has gone woke.
“The Army has not faced such recruiting headwinds in the last 30 years,” Spoehr said.“There is a sense among the American public that the military is becoming increasingly […]
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