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Army recruit numbers fall short of targeted goal

Fewer people are signing up to join the U.S. Army, and recruiters are working hard to reverse this downward trend. From September of last year up until September of 2022, the U.S. Army had nearly 45,000 people sign up. That number is significantly lower than the 60,000 they were hoping...
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Woke Army general rebuked for Twitter-trolling Tucker Carlson, right-wingers

WASHINGTON — An Army watchdog report has found a top general broke social media protocol by taking on Fox News host Tucker Carlson and other right-wingers on Twitter last year. An investigation by the Army’s Office of the Inspector General found Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe, the former commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., brought “negative publicity” to the Army for engaging in social media arguments over the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops and criticizing Carlson’s critique of gender-based military reforms, according to the Washington Post and Task & Purpose. Donahoe first clashed with Carlson in March...
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Army ended fiscal year short almost 20,000 soldiers, chief says

After only reaching 75% of its recruiting goal in fiscal 2022, the Army ended the period with nearly 20,000 empty seats, according to the service’s top general. In a Monday phone interview with Army Times, Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville explained that the exact number of troops the Army ended September with isn’t yet finalized, but the service landed close to an estimate it provided to a panel of lawmakers in July.
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The lawyer getting the Army ready for climate change

As the Army's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, it’s Rachel Jacobson’s job to make sure the military’s biggest branch makes the right moves to reach the Biden administration's military climate goals, including getting microgrids on every base by 2035 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
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Pakistan's Army Chief Meets With US Defense Secretary

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful military chief met Wednesday in Washington with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other security and government officials, the military said. Qamar Javed Bajwa’s trip to the United States comes weeks before he's expected to retire after an extended six-year tenure. Although Pakistan has...
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Lack of qualified candidates causes Army recruiting shortage

(TND) — The Army is struggling to bring in recruits. Experts say there are plenty of reasons for this, and there's no single solution. But it's a problem that can be solved, they say. The Army fell 25% short of its annual recruiting goal, according to The Associated Press.
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