Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Military is Flush With Recruits

Aided by a bleak job market, the U.S. military met all of its recruitment goals in the past year for the first time since it became an all-volunteer force in 1973, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

Military services have been stretched thin by conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, giving added weight to recruitment efforts as President Barack Obama considers sending another 40,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year.

The United States already has 67,000 troops in Afghanistan and about 119,000 in Iraq.

I wonder if unemployed musicians are rushing to join the Armed Services bands, as well.

1"Bleak U.S. job market boosts military recruitment" - Reuters
2 U.S. Army Band Job Openings

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