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Top General: Americans Are Increasingly Lacking The Smarts And Fitness ... - Business Insider

Top General: Americans Are Increasingly Lacking The Smarts And Fitness ... - Business Insider | Army positions | Scoop.it
By 2020, eight out of ten Americans will not meet the Army's requirements for enlistment.
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I find this article to be rather similar to the first article I scooped. However, this article gets me thinking a little differently. It was said by Major General Batschelet that "we as a society, and even as the Army, can deal with that," in reference to obesity. There were claims made that the education of recruits coming in is getting worse year after year and that's a problem that they are struggling with to fix, but obesity is easy. I believe they should be equally as quick to fix. If someone is over weight, hit the gym. If someone is struggling with their assignments, hit the books. Both of these should be made equally important, especially when they are both problems not only for the Army but for society as a whole. For something as serious as ones health and ones education, it should be brought to attention world wide and we should be making an action plan to change it.

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AMERICA'S MILITARY: A force adrift

AMERICA'S MILITARY: A force adrift | Army positions | Scoop.it
A military reporting series examining troops' depressed morale as the Afghanistan war ends and budget cuts threaten pay raises and job security.
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This article from "www.militarytimes.com" discusses the changes in the US Army over the years. It helps to give me some more ideas of what to expect as I enter and how things may change in the future. Although military men have been showing more dissatisfaction in their jobs, I will not be acting in the same positions on the field as they will. However, I do respect where they come from and the work they do, although I cannot relate to it. With all the other career options available now to young men and women, it is making it more difficult for the Army to find enough recruits who meet the necessary requirements. I knew initially there would be both pros and cons to joining the Army, but the cons never changed how I felt about joining. I believe that I could succeed in any career I take up in the Army, whether other people around me enjoy it or not.

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Lower test scores hurting Army recruitment efforts - ArmyTimes.com

Lower test scores hurting Army recruitment efforts - ArmyTimes.com | Army positions | Scoop.it
The Army's top recruiting general said it's not just physical fitness, but mental fitness that shackle recruiters aiming to build the Army of the future.
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After reading the article on “Lower test scores hurting Army recruits,” I am shocked. Not only do I fear for the possibility of an upcoming change in the required score to get in, but also that those changes may make it so I may or may not be able to join. I struggled on the practice ASVAB, however, I was given the tools to receive extra help in each field that it will test me on. Physically, I am not worried of what is to come, but if the mental aspect of the test changes, it could be detrimental to my success. My sergeant has worked countless hours with me in preparation for this test which motivates me to make her proud to do my best. Even through hearing this news, I will persevere through the doubt to excel to the best of my abilities.

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Top General: Americans Are Increasingly Lacking The Smarts And Fitness ... - Business Insider

Top General: Americans Are Increasingly Lacking The Smarts And Fitness ... - Business Insider | Army positions | Scoop.it
By 2020, eight out of ten Americans will not meet the Army's requirements for enlistment.
Makayla Nearing's insight:

I find this article to be rather similar to the first article I scooped. However, this article gets me thinking a little differently. It was said by Major General Batschelet that "we as a society, and even as the Army, can deal with that," in reference to obesity. There were claims made that the education of recruits coming in is getting worse year after year and that's a problem that they are struggling with to fix, but obesity is easy. I believe they should be equally as quick to fix. If someone is over weight, hit the gym. If someone is struggling with their assignments, hit the books. Both of these should be made equally important, especially when they are both problems not only for the Army but for society as a whole. For something as serious as ones health and ones education, it should be brought to attention world wide and we should be making an action plan to change it.

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