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recruiting demographics

2005-10-03 14:09:11.090615+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-03 20:03:09.895436+00 by: meuon

It takes some credentials, education and test scores to get into the Military.. and the recruiters get more 'points' for the tougher job position candidates.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-05 13:50:56.285466+00 by: ebradway

But other than the Air Force, aren't still the majority of enlisted positions for "grunts"? The recruiters get more points for toughter job position fills, but there are only limited number of those positions...

Maybe it's this galliant idea that serving as a grunt, despite coming from a priviledged class, makes one a better person. I've heard of several enlisted infantry who came from money and education. The reverse is very atypical.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-10-05 14:19:19.937183+00 by: Dan Lyke

I know of at least one Marin county kid who's in training to be a ranger, and I think his brothers went the same path. I'll bet there's a difference between those who view military service as a career, and those who view it as a character building experience.