U.S. Army Misses Recruitment Goal For First Time In Over A Decade
With the economy reaching record levels and maintaining a strong stock market numbers, enrollment in the United States Army has decreased, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said Monday at a conference in Washington D.C. Milley said the army missed its recruiting goal for year for the first time in over a decade.
Army recruiters enlisted just about 70,000 recruits. That is some 6,500 recruits short of their target, the first time such a shortfall took place since 2005. Other branches of the military did meet their recruiting goals.