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Identifying Opportunities to Recruit More Individuals Above the Age of 21 into the U.S. Army. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation , 2022


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From the summary: “The Army is facing an increasingly difficult recruiting environment. In recent years, a strong (prepandemic) economy and unemployment below 4 percent, combined with growing ineligibility among the target 18-to24-year-old recruiting population due to obesity, substance use, or other disqualifying conditions, have posed challenges to meeting the recruiting mission. In 2018, the Regular Army missed its recruiting goal for the first time since 2005, falling short of its target of 76,500 by about 6,500 soldiers or around 8.5 percent.”



Constant, Louay, Pollard, Michael S., Cheravitch, Joe, Haberman, Ryan, Kidder, Katherine L., Panis, Christina


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