The United States is facing a new national security threat and it is a terribly grave one – fewer and fewer Americans are willing to join the US military to defend their country.
No Way Far-Left Propaganda Doesn’t Take a Toll
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) stated the low military recruitment rates in the US are a de facto “national security threat.”
Naturally, the report does not ascribe the declining recruitment to far-left propaganda, but it details how the Defense Department is struggling to find recruits because of factors such as poor physical fitness, education, and substance abuse, as cited by Timcast.
According to GAO, the problems the Pentagon has with both the enlisting and retention of service personnel meant the US military found itself in its “most challenging recruitment environment” since the draft ended.
GAO’s National Security Snapshot report informs that about 25% of all Americans aged 17-24 can meet the US military’s service requirements, which include fitness and education standards.
At the same time, in a 2022 internal survey by the Defense Department, which was leaked by NBC News, only 9% of Americans who are qualified to join the US military actually would like to do so.
At the same time, a whopping 57% of those polled said they thought serving in the military would give them psychological or emotional problems. So much for the effects of the constant far-left anti-American propaganda!
GAO sounds the alarm on military recruiting and retention. National security concern. #military #Recruiting #armedforces #militaryreadiness https://t.co/lGpCVannnD
— Tom Kilgannon (@TomKilgannon3) April 24, 2023
Military Recruiting Goals/per Branch:
1. USMC: 100%
2. USAF: 87%
3. Army: 69%
4. Navy: 60%
5. US Space Force 100%
6. USCG: no data
7. Reserve: no data
8. National Guard: no data
* This report comes from The GAO on recruitment and retention. https://t.co/SYFsHUEdtv
— Abdur-Rashid (@Abdur_Rashid) April 23, 2023
Military recruitment lapses lead to ‘challenges to national security,’ GAO warns – The Washington Post
— Mike Walker (@New_Narrative) April 21, 2023
Retention Doesn’t Fare Much Better Than Recruitment
On top of everything else, the GAO report outlines how the Defense Department is struggling to even retain the service personnel that’s already been recruited.
The documents point to a wide range of factors in that regard – including job dissatisfaction, childcare, private sector competition, sexual harassment, and organizational culture.
The report reveals personnel losses are very expensive; for instance, training military cyber professionals costs between $200,000 and $500,000 and takes up to three years.
The report recommends a number of measures to boost retention and recruitment, ranging from updating bonuses and pay to defining active duty obligations, improving non-monetary incentives, and updating tattoo policies.
you should be worried about Biden walking us into WAR and you and your friends will be the ones to fight it. Military recruitment and retention is way down which means that GenZ will be drafted during war … think about that.
— Tess Pulliam (@F_Tess_Pulliam) April 23, 2023
This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.
With military recruitment and retention at catastrophic lows, it’s time to face the truth. I and many others have written about the polls showing the connection between rising “wokeness” in https://t.co/V6EnnQnoAw
— The T&D (@TheTandD) April 20, 2023