Posted on Jan 9, 2016
SSG Material Management Nco
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Without recruiting we as leaders will run out of soldiers to lead. A large portion of junior enlisted are one timers.
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SSG Material Management Nco
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That I understand ; point I'm trying to make this this; the Army won't take prior service to lead as well!
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MAJ Contracting Officer
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Don't need today's leaders downsizing those need tomorrows leaders they'll let prior service back in a few years from now.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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SSG (Join to see) - there are reasons why the Army is not taking prior service. Biggest is longevity. With a brand new PV1 and/or 2LT the assumption that they have the most potential for a long service career gradually growing them over time. In other words in the big picture, they are cheaper. With priors, they already have time in so you have to pay them off the bat at a higher grade and you theoretically won't get as much time out of them as you would with a fresh off the street recruit.
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SSG Material Management Nco
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Roger Sir
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COL Jon Thompson
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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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You just raise standards i.e. Entry scores, high school graduate, no criminal records, etc. quality not quantity.
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MCPO Roger Collins
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And that is the correct answer, but not exactly an answer to the question. How much does it cost to provide pay and benefits to our most senior NCOs and Officers? How much does it cost to hire throw aways? It is a cost savings ploy, that will cost us in the long run. Take a look at just who is being let go and who remains and the real answer will be obvious. Nothing new here.
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SSG Squad Leader
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When you say by raising entry scores, eliminate those with criminal records you are putting in quality you are falling prey to what you have been told. That is not a fact. You have put in kids who graduated school and didn't get in trouble but why does that mean they are quality in any way. Some of my best Soldiers have a GED or have been in some trouble. Unfortunately the Army has become so political they have focused so,much on appearance and not performance and potential.
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You're not telling me anything new. I was a recruiter. What the Big Army decides is based on what they seem to be quality.
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