Army Chief Of Staff Reports Recruitment Improving

He and the Army secretary separately visited For Cavazos recently. The U.S. Army fell roughly 10,000 recruits short of its goal in fiscal year 2023, though the service…

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Navy Boosts Recruiter Incentives After Falling Short in 2023

Both Special Duty Assignment Pay and Assignment Incentive Pay are offered for recruiting positions. The U.S. Navy is offering extra incentive pay to recruiters after the service fell…

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Pentagon Issues “National Call of Service”

Defense Department hopes to draw Gen Z as military numbers and qualifications reach the lowest levels in 80 years.  The Pentagon has issued a “National Call of Service”…

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Military Invites Former Service Members to Return

Those released due to COVID-19 mandates could get records restored.  As U.S. military recruitment levels are down in all branches but the Marine Corps, the Air Force and…

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Navy Offers Lucrative Bonuses to Retain EOD Officers

Annual financial incentives increased under the new system. The U.S. Navy recently introduced a new incentive policy for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officers, offering significant bonuses to extended…

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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.…

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Defense Department Says Most Youth Unfit for Military Service 

Armed service recruiting targets have largely been unmet.  A recent report from the Department of Defense acknowledges that the U.S. Armed Forces are struggling to meet targets for…

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Navy Moves to Increase Active-Duty Retention

Suspends “up or out” policy for two years. The U.S. Navy recently announced that the branch will be suspending the enlisted high-year tenure policy for the next two…

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Bill Would Allow “Dreamers” to Join Military

Legislation would provide pathway to citizenship. Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona introduced legislation that would allow participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, called “Dreamers,”…

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Navy Doubles Efforts to Improve Retention

 The branch upped recruitment bonuses and encourages delayed retirement. The U.S. Navy outlined changes to its employment policies last week to improve the retention of its sailors. A…

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