The Military Recruitment Shortfall

According to most reports in the media, the military’s biggest personnel problem is a shortage of recruits. The Army fell significantly short of its recruiting targets every month from February through May. It only met its goal for June after it lowered the target.

For the fiscal year ending September 30, the Army needs to recruit 80,000 soldiers, but it has actually enlisted only 47,121 through June 27. Despite adding hundreds of recruiters, it appears likely the Army will miss its yearly recruiting goal for the first time sinc.....

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