Decreasing the Officer Accession Standard to Meet the 202k Manpower Requirement?
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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The President of the United States authorized the Marine Corps to increase its total strength from 180,000 to 202,000 by Fiscal Year 2012 202k increase. From FY 1996 to 2006 the average number of second lieutenants accessioned each year was 1,357. Throughout the next 5 years to include FY 2008, the number of officer accessions will average 1,994 per year this is an average increase of over 600 officers per year as compared with the previous decade. Nevertheless, to achieve this 32 increase, the Marine Corps cannot afford to decrease its standard for commissioning officers. The Marine Corps must continue to maintain its historical standard for providing highly qualified second lieutenants for service in the operating forces by upholding the strict recruiting, commissioning, and Basic School graduation requirements.
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