U.S. Navy Reverses Plan for 6-Day Work Week for Recruiters

The military branch is reassessing its recruitment strategies after negative feedback.

The U.S. Navy has reversed its plan to impose a six-day workweek on recruiters after facing criticism. The Navy had reportedly notified approximately 3,900 recruiters that they would be required to work an additional day each week due to recruiting shortfalls.

Rear Admiral Alexis Walker, head of Navy Recruiting Command, had sent an email to recruiters referring to the extra work as a “warfighting imperative.” However, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Rick Cheeseman announced the six-day workweek policy would not be implemented while highlighting the importance of recruiting and enlisting a sufficient number of personnel.

“The reality is we have a projected shortfall, need a healthy pipeline of people enlisting, and need to grow our Delayed Entry Program,” Vice Admiral Cheeseman said. “Our recruiters are the people who make that happen. We will continue to do everything to support our recruiters, adjust policy when we see an opportunity, and remain focused on ensuring we have a force ready to fight.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Carlos Del Toro as he heads the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Austin as he oversees the Defense Department.
  • For Rear Admiral Lex Walker as he commands the U.S. Navy Recruiting Command.

Sources: Military Times, Task and Purpose


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