Flow of volunteers, recruitment drying up

By Tom Philpott : CNJ columnist In 1998 and again in 1999, the Army missed its recruiting goals. But the challenges then were modest compared to what the Army faces today, said Curtis Gilroy, the Defense Department’s director of recruiting policy. “And that’s primarily because of the Iraq War,’’ said Gilroy. “It’s really very, very […]

Recruiters gain ground despite war

Tom Philpott Military recruiting is weathering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an improving economy, with surprising strength, said Dr. Curtis Gilroy, the Defense Department’s director of recruiting policy. The 2003 recruiting year did have some disappointments. The active Army again recruited fewer high school graduates than needed to meet a standard quality target. The […]