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Military Recruitment Is Struggling As Numbers Plummet

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The U.S. Department of Defense is facing significant challenges in military recruitment, with the Army, Navy, and Air Force missing their 2023 recruitment goals by a combined 41,000 personnel.

This will result in the country’s smallest fighting force since 1940.

The Pentagon is concerned about the difficult recruiting environment and is working on developing a message that resonates with young Americans to improve recruitment. (Trending: Ousted Democrat Who Filmed Explicit Tape Blames Homophobia)

Despite efforts such as unique recruitment programs, including involving a drag queen as a Navy Digital Ambassador and relaxing weight standards in the Air Force, recruitment numbers have not improved.

The Pentagon is aiming to address these challenges and expand awareness of the opportunities military service offers to attract more recruits.

“That number understates the challenge before us as the services lowered end-strength goals in recent years, in part because of the difficult recruiting environment,” Ashish Vazirani said, noting that military recruitment is dealing with “one of its greatest challenges” since the previous declared draft came to completion in 1973.

“We need a larger force, in every branch. But the reality of recruiting is driving the numbers, not what we actually need,” Sen. Roger Wicker said.

“While the picture of the current recruiting environment is acutely difficult, the Defense Department and the military services are working together to resolve issues, improve processes, and expand awareness of the many opportunities military service offers,” said Vazirani.

“We must reach today’s youth where they are with a message that resonates with them and motivates them to act.”

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