Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Army Misses Recruiting Target for May 2007

Although monthly recruiting quotas are seasonally adjusted, the Army missed its target for May 2007 by 399 soldiers. 5,101 real American patriots enlisted; the target was 5,500. This last happened two years ago. [We accept the Army's explanation re September 2006, when it reached its fiscal year quota of 80,000 in mid-month and saved the recruits in the pipeline for the next fiscal year beginning in October.] Money quote:

"I think the amazing thing is we're getting 80,000 patriotic Americans a year to join an Army at war," said Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty, a spokesman for the Army general staff department responsible for personnel issues.

We certainly hope that this is just a glitch. And sustained commitment by our national civilian political leadership to support military service will ensure that many more real American patriots will Be A Man! Enlist!


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