Accession Number:

ADA509884

Title:

Reevaluating the Marine Corps Recruiting Standards

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Marine Corps recruiting has always been a daunting task, but four new potential recruiting pitfalls are now threatening the fabric of the Corps. First, the Marine Corps is currently accepting the most uneducated recruits of all the service branches in order to meet recently increased enlistment goals. Second, potential recruits show less interest in joining the military now than any other time in recent history. Another potential shortfall is the undereducated minority groups that are continuously targeted to meet recruiters quotas. Finally, the Marine Corps has had to lower not only its educational standards, but its moral standards as well. In order to meet the technological demands of todays battlefield while maintaining its principles, the Marine Corps needs to reevaluate its recruiting standards.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE