FY-2007 Recruiting Statistics: How the Army Did It
OK, so we were wrong.
Our Army actually exceeded its annual recruiting quota of 80,000 for FY-2007 which ended September 30. By exactly 407 real American patriots. Which is just 8 more than 399, which means that The Pentagon can claim it was 101 percent rather than having to round it down to 100 percent.
With all the media and political attention directed to The Surge, it's amazing that both the Army and the Marine Corps only exceeded their recruiting quotas by one percent at most.
Furthermore, the Army enlisted a far higher percentage of recruits with "moral character" waivers of serious criminal records than before. Major General Thomas Bostick of U.S. Army Recruiting Command told the media that 87 percent of waivers were for relatively trivial misdemeanors. Furthermore, over twenty percent of U.S. Army recruits in FY-2007 lacked a high school diploma.
Is this how the College and Young Republicans show their strong Support of President Bush? Hel-lo!