What Should the U.S Army Do to Meet Future Recruiting Requirements
Technical Report,01 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The United States Army has been an all-volunteer force since 1973 after the conclusion of the military draft. Before that time, conscription was the primary method to enlist individuals during World War I and II, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Since 1973, the Army has relied upon the dedication, expertise, and knowledge of a supremely trained recruiting force to achievement enlistment objectives. The recruiters and leaders of the United States Army Recruiting Command USAREC have achieved the difficult job of recruiting the future of the force each year for several decades and will continue to do so today and into the future. This study will highlight the evolution from conscription to the all-volunteer force, current strategies the Army recruiting enterprise utilizes to achieve mission accomplishment, the challenges to the recruiting environment currently and in the future, and the sustainment of the all-volunteer force. This study will develop a suitable strategy to achieve recruiting mission requirements that can assist the Armys recruiting force as it moves forward into the future.
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