Education and the Army.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Since the inception of the All-Volunteer Force, the Army no longer recruits a representative sample of the American population. It has a disproportionate share of minorities, high school dropouts, and high school graduates who rank in the lower half of their class. To overcome the deficiencies, the Army needs a military education plan to compete for potential college students. The paper proposes a plan whereby selective recruits would receive a first year college curriculum concurrently with their initial three year enlistment. The higher education system within the Army is functioning and fiscally funded. Under the plan the Army can offer an opportunity for intellectually motivated students whereby they can serve their country, travel, and expand their knowledge and military skills with soldiers who have similar aspirations. The plan is an experiment designed to overcome the imbalances present in todays Army.
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