WE are fighting endless wars across the globe…especially in Afghanistan and Iraq and the MSM has done an excellent job of NOT showing the horrors of war while chest thumping for more.
Look how the MSM is championing the possible use of military force against Iran….
All the bravado does not seem to influence the public to want to join up and do their part to protect the country from the “brown hordes” on the horizon…..
Recruiting goals are not being met and the fiscal year draws close the Army has tried bribery…….
The Army is handing out bonuses up to $40,000 for people who join the infantry as the military’s largest branch works to meet its 2019 recruitment goal with only months left in the fiscal year.
Army leaders believe the bonuses will help them increase the size of the service’s force and attract more recruits to combat-arms positions, said Kelli Bland, the public affairs director for U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.
Recruits who select the infantry military occupation specialty could receive a bonus up to $40,000 depending on the length of their initial contract, according to Bland. The recruit would have to sign a contract for a six-year commitment in order to receive the maximum of $40,000 bonus, Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, told Military.com.
An average enlistment contract is about four years, Bland said.
The Army needs to fill 3,300 infantry spots by Sept. 30 and decided in mid-May to increase the infantry recruiting bonus from the maximum $15,000, according to Bland. The bonus is only available to recruits who leave for basic training before the end of September.
(Stars and Stripes)
Look for more fodder for the battlefield…..sacrifices for the M-IC…..
They would not have to resort to bribery if they were not fighting so goddamn many wars.
“Lego Ergo Scribo”