Saturday, February 21, 2015

71% of 17- 24 year olds do not qualify for the Army

Via Carl

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.......31 percent cannot join because of multiple felonies and other moral issues such as drug use or other law violations........

................The other major category that disqualifies 17 to 24-year-olds is lack of fitness/obesity and other medical issues........

.........29 percent who could qualify, here is the breakdown that LTC Patton and his staff shared with me. Only 15 percent of individuals age 17 to 24 have any interest in joining the military. Only one percent is serious enough to speak with a recruiter, and only half of a percent join.

10 comments:

  1. My son tried to join up last year. He qualified for everything he tried to get then they came across and said he had to take the AIMES test which basically boils down to anyone who doesn't have a traditional public indoctrination diploma from high school. My son was home schooled and then took his GED on top of that but it wasn't enough. They require him to have at least 15 hours of college now before they will let him sign up. Doesn't matter how high he scored on the AFSVAB or anything.

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  2. One half of one percent? That high?

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  3. Now, did that include the gals that are groomed to go through (pre) Ranger school and forced to be accepted?
    -John C

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    1. I guess you're talking about this, correct?

      Still, it's difficult to draw broad conclusions from the limited training for women, which was not strictly a test. The training was designed to select a group of women to serve as advisers and observers to support female trainees if the school were to allow them entry, the Army said.

      But selecting the female advisers also gave officers a chance to see how women would perform during the first week of the course, when the most dropouts occur.

      Attrition in the first week of training for men in Ranger School is usually about 45%, Fivecoat said. Overall attrition for the entire two-month course is typically 55%.

      Forty-six female officers and non-commissioned officers volunteered to become advisers at the school, and 31 were offered positions after the training. The women did not have to pass all events in order to be selected.

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    2. I believe so, just remembered reading it via weaponsman a few weeks ago. There was a political correlation with women being put through Ranger and Marine basic and the lowering of standards.
      -John C

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    3. I can't find that about lowering standards as regards to this, but I do know that it has been done in other venues.

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  4. If you join, you're only perpetuating the problem. Join a militia if you want training, not the Fed's Attack Dog Pack. They only send you to kill third worlders and make you think you're some kind of "hero" for it.

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    1. Yes and I mention to all not to enlist and if they have get out.

      I Am Now An Ex-Marine
      http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=3689&highlight=marine+confederate+vietnam

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