Because every years, thousands leave the Army due to ETS or retirement. We need to make sure they are replaced so we can maintain somewhat of a steady state. The Army has to look long range also to make sure there will be enough senior NCOs and officers down the road as far as we can see. There are statistics to show how many new Soldiers we need each year to have X number of CSMs 25 years from now. Now what you may see is a reduced recruitment mission as I see that for officers in my role as a Recruiting Operations Officer for an Army ROTC program.
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