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US Marine Corps says low civilian unemployment makes recruiting difficult

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US Marine Corps says low civilian unemployment makes recruiting difficult

The US Marines are facing a shortage of personnel in their ranks. The commandant of the Marine Corps, General David Berger, announced the hope to fill the ranks with the necessary number of young people from the civilian sphere.


This situation has developed not only in the American ILC. Almost all US military services have experienced a shortage of recruits in recent years.

The US Navy, which barely hit its FY2022 recruiting targets, raised the age limit for recruits last month. This is seen as one of the ways to increase the number of candidates. The Maritime Service also offers enrollment bonuses.

The low unemployment rate in the United States has been one of the most frequently cited reasons for the more difficult hiring environment. While salaries are high on average in the civilian sector, there are not so many applicants for the Marine Corps.

How should this statement be considered? As an emphasis on the need to increase the monetary allowance of the Marine Corps fighters or to lower average salaries in the civilian sector ...

Experts speak of an ever-dwindling number of suitable candidates for service. The most recent data suggests that 77 percent of Americans aged 17 to 21 are ineligible to serve in the military.

The top three reasons for disqualification are failure to pass entrance exams, health problems, and previous criminal activity, including drug abuse. One of the major health concerns is childhood obesity, which accounts for 30 percent of those who are ineligible.

US Army recruiters are trying to get funding for education and nutrition programs, but that requires congressmen and other legislators to think and work long-term. In the conditions of leapfrog with political forces in Congress and the White House, this is not easy to achieve.

Analytics and many surveys of draft-age Americans point to a growing distrust of citizens in the military.
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  1. lwxx
    lwxx 2 December 2022 20: 41
    +1
    That is, they (sga) are all right in the economy? Well, judging by the comments in the article.
    1. neworange88
      neworange88 2 December 2022 20: 45
      +4
      Even according to an ad in a newspaper, they can’t recruit anyone into the US Marine Corps according to the residual principle?
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat 2 December 2022 21: 43
        +6
        Well, what did you want? That someone will run away from a comfortable life to endure hardships, and for a small salary by American standards? In addition, in the United States, rehabilitation benefits for military personnel injured in military service have been greatly reduced, and it has become much more difficult to achieve them due to the more complicated legal casuistry. Also, compensation for living for the military personnel themselves and their families has been greatly reduced. Reduced benefits for admission to educational institutions for those who have served. So, this is a natural result.
      2. fa2998
        fa2998 2 December 2022 22: 14
        -4
        Quote from: neworange88
        Even according to an ad in a newspaper, they can’t recruit anyone into the US Marine Corps according to the residual principle?

        Are we better? The salary of contract servicemen is 5-10 times that of a "citizen", unemployment in the regions - they could not "call" into the army. We had to announce mobilization. And take it from prisons. hi
    2. Sergio_7
      Sergio_7 2 December 2022 20: 54
      +1
      Everything is bad with people capable of serving in the army! They went to the army mainly to get citizenship ... there are a lot of Latinos and other visitors.
      1. filibuster
        filibuster 3 December 2022 00: 25
        0
        Talk nonsense, at least they didn’t take them into the army without a green card. And the popularity of the army fell because many other social elevators appeared in the USA, not only the army, the level of professional boxing in the USA also fell and for exactly the same reasons, many other social elevators appeared for the guys from the ghetto.
    3. dnestr74
      dnestr74 2 December 2022 20: 54
      +4
      So of course!!!! We are in the renaissance, Nemchura is bringing production there, the military-industrial complex will go to full power now, rivers of money are going there ... Oil, gas also has its own .... Everything repeats itself in a spiral.
      1. topol717
        topol717 2 December 2022 23: 11
        +1
        Not certainly in that way.
        The United States started a mess in Geyrop to sell gas there. But Business began to scatter from there, and there would be no one to sell gas to, of course, this is all garbage if the business moves to the USA. what the US is currently working on. those. They wanted a sales market and received a whole investment stream as a plus.
    4. filibuster
      filibuster 3 December 2022 00: 26
      +1
      And when they had a bad time, well, only if there were times of depression.
  2. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 2 December 2022 20: 46
    +1
    By this, they admit that they have a marginal sludge worthless and no one else needs in their army ???
  3. Denis812
    Denis812 2 December 2022 20: 58
    +4
    Previously, blacks and all sorts of Latinos went to the US Army en masse.
    But the latest innovations with obamacare and the like have given all these scum a normal allowance. Therefore, the overweight gentlemen from Harlem and other San Diego prefer to sit on benefits and slowly sell drugs and rob each other.
    Why should they join the army, where they can be killed in some distant village at the end of the world?
    1. Godzila
      Godzila 2 December 2022 21: 07
      0
      Quote: Denis812
      Previously, blacks and all sorts of Latinos went to the US Army en masse.
      But the latest innovations with obamacare and the like have given all these scum a normal allowance. Therefore, the overweight gentlemen from Harlem and other San Diego prefer to sit on benefits and slowly sell drugs and rob each other.
      Why should they join the army, where they can be killed in some distant village at the end of the world?

      Not bad written .. hi The same geese are already running from the outskirts, who managed to .. There is no safari there anymore (to shoot at Russian villages) .. They are killing them and they even announced a hunt for mercenaries
      Hatred of the Anglo-Saxons is also growing among many peoples of the world .. Russia reveals the cards of what and how everything in the world
      And for this we have such hatred and howl in all the media.
      Damn us not brother!
      1. Denis812
        Denis812 2 December 2022 21: 28
        +9
        Goose yes :)
        I live in Krakow, here the mass funerals of suddenly deceased young people have already become a good tradition. :)
        But I went to Zakopane on the outskirts, there was already a procession, I had to wait at the bridge on the Black Danube. 10 minutes stood. We went to bury two guys, one Vitold, the second I don’t know, I didn’t see the name. The procession is beautiful. Those who dragged the coffins are dressed in gural outfits.
        And posters like solidarity with Ukraine.
        To hell with them, let them solidarize in hell. I am not opposed to this arrangement.
        :)
        1. Godzila
          Godzila 2 December 2022 21: 52
          +3
          Quote: Denis812
          Goose yes :)
          I live in Krakow, here the mass funerals of suddenly deceased young people have already become a good tradition. :)
          But I went to Zakopane on the outskirts, there was already a procession, I had to wait at the bridge on the Black Danube. 10 minutes stood. We went to bury two guys, one Vitold, the second I don’t know, I didn’t see the name. The procession is beautiful. Those who dragged the coffins are dressed in gural outfits.
          And posters like solidarity with Ukraine.
          To hell with them, let them solidarize in hell. I am not opposed to this arrangement.
          :)

          Wow thanks for the info.. good
          So ours work hard ..
          Whoever comes to us with a sword will die from the sword .. A. Nevsky!
          We endured for a long time and now whoever came is the one negative
          1. Mr. 9mm
            Mr. 9mm 2 December 2022 23: 37
            -2
            And who came to you? Didn't you come to Ukraine?
            1. Denis812
              Denis812 3 December 2022 09: 20
              +3
              I'll leave you a picture here.
              Look and think who went to whom and came.

              Security is not one-sided. Both Putin and Medvedev have been talking about this for almost 20 years. And in December, looking at what was happening in Ukraine, they came to the conclusion that it was enough just to talk. The conditions were set. The West did not want to hear them.
              That got what they deserve.
            2. Godzila
              Godzila 3 December 2022 09: 35
              +1
              Quote from Mr. 9mm
              And who came to you? Didn't you come to Ukraine?

              We came to the outskirts of the primordially Russian territory captured by Western Russophobes .. And we will clean it up!
    2. Mouse
      Mouse 3 December 2022 03: 37
      -2
      And you are another alarmist-fobiner. Your stores are full of this crap. Moreover, the sale is carried out together with all food products. Do you enjoy it? In magnets, pyaterochkas and others - they sell DRUGS !!! Wipe your eyes, open them, wake up at last. I repeat - 80 percent of murders are under ethyl drugs. You look the authorities in the eyes and ask them. And do not say that oh - the country's budget is based on the same (I have heard this opinion more than once). Divorce of suckers - that's the whole truth about drugs.
      And not only to rob each other - you kill each other under this swill. And what is happening with New Russia is an even more striking example. They just cut people's brains out and put in another program. Go download Maidan - ask for war. And so it happened.
      When will reason prevail? And not one-sided - it's scary from drugs, but we drink drugs.
      1. Godzila
        Godzila 3 December 2022 09: 39
        -1
        Stop whining!!!! Remember the roads and pensioners ..))))
  4. Maks1995
    Maks1995 2 December 2022 21: 06
    +2
    Eh .... and recently they wrote about the closure of enterprises there, layoffs, reductions, reductions ...
    And here are those on!
    "Low unemployment in the United States.....high average salaries in the civilian sector....an ever-dwindling pool of eligible candidates...."

    It can be seen that someone is lying ..... (in the training manuals? Or not?)
    1. dimy44
      dimy44 2 December 2022 22: 05
      0
      Looks like someone is lying....
      Well, how can I say ... It's just that our media take all the worst from them (and everyone has problems), but they "do not notice" the good.
    2. filibuster
      filibuster 3 December 2022 00: 28
      0
      Well, if you look objectively at the indicators, the purchase of new cars, the unemployment rate, the average median household income, then the American economy is now really feeling good. It is clear that we will show whatever the most depressing city in the US or the famous drug addict street in San Francisco.
  5. dnestr74
    dnestr74 2 December 2022 21: 08
    0
    They have one great bonus...And they are not stupid, five years of contract and you study at any US university at the expense of the state!!!
    A real social elevator, where are they with us?
    A society where these elevators are absent, well, you understand.
    1. your1970
      your1970 3 December 2022 02: 10
      0
      Quote: dnestr74
      A real social elevator, where are they with us?
      and they work everywhere and always where a person is torn up ...
      What the hell was an elevator at Lomonosov or at Gates?
      Zhukov and Korolev?
      If a person is zero himself, no elevator will take him upstairs - a certain warehouse of character and mind is needed
  6. The popuas
    The popuas 2 December 2022 21: 10
    +3
    That's what I wrote about Europe, in the topic of withdrawing production from it in the FSA ..... Europeanoids will have nowhere to go from being without workers, except to go to war! .. And this news that the civil sphere will be cut, for the sake of the FSA army ...., the news is not good, I'll tell you ...
  7. Fangaro
    Fangaro 2 December 2022 21: 43
    +1
    About how!
    Low unemployment in the country is a dangerous trend! Well-fed and healthy do not want to be in sweat, with physical activity, lack of opinion and the risk of becoming fertilizer in the plans of US politicians.
    When will the command of the ILC go to the polls? It is high time for donkeys and elephants to find a third political point of confrontation.
  8. lubesky
    lubesky 2 December 2022 21: 47
    +1
    So let them follow the path of the Roman army - they recruit lagging peoples from all over the world - and cheaply and cheerfully, both the physical and health qualifications can be increased, and the social program and salary, on the contrary, can be reduced
  9. withoutreverse
    withoutreverse 2 December 2022 21: 57
    +9
    oops?? so it is profitable for them, this unemployment?? Pentagon benefit acquirer from unemployment?)
    1. hector
      hector 3 December 2022 12: 38
      0
      Quote: withoutreverse
      oops?? so it is profitable for them, this unemployment??

      Now the Russian Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance will take this into service and begin to push through that it is harmful to develop the Russian economy, such as there will be no one to fight, it would be better if they buy "foreign securities" and play on the stock exchanges.
  10. dimy44
    dimy44 2 December 2022 21: 58
    +1
    They don't go, because "We are well fed here too." So, they fire all sorts of unnecessary clerks, etc., let them scratch their turnips)
  11. Bingo
    Bingo 2 December 2022 22: 56
    0
    Guys, you have a systemic crisis there, if you haven't noticed. And the graters from the ILC reached the finish line, when, in order to pacify Trump and possible subsequent trumps, they decided to take away their personal army, fanfare - and this is precisely the ILC, which is not subordinate to Congress. And all these reforms, for example, turning into suicide bombers with anti-ship missiles on the islands - from there they grow
  12. UA3QHP
    UA3QHP 2 December 2022 23: 17
    +1
    Quote: dnestr74
    five years of contract and you will study at any university in the USA at the expense of the state !!!
    A real social elevator, where are they with us?

    Do you really think that studying at a university in the Russian Federation is a social lift?
  13. Fangaro
    Fangaro 2 December 2022 23: 23
    -1
    Quote: Ua3qhp
    Quote: dnestr74
    five years of contract and you will study at any university in the USA at the expense of the state !!!
    A real social elevator, where are they with us?

    Do you really think that studying at a university in the Russian Federation is a social lift?


    Sergei!
    Do you think that education is not a help in personal economic growth?
  14. Fangaro
    Fangaro 2 December 2022 23: 26
    -1
    Quote from Fangaro
    Quote: Ua3qhp
    Quote: dnestr74
    five years of contract and you will study at any university in the USA at the expense of the state !!!
    A real social elevator, where are they with us?

    Do you really think that studying at a university in the Russian Federation is a social lift?


    Sergei!
    Do you think that education is not a help in personal economic growth?


    R3KAS
    ?
  15. Mouse
    Mouse 3 December 2022 03: 29
    0
    As always, no evil was mentioned about drugs. Jah damn about what? Warriors of the Inca tribes took coca leaves on a campaign to make difficult campaigns easier. Perventin was used in the battles of the Second World War. How long will you fool us with this phobia? Stores are full of swill and these are ethyl drugs. Until when??? One hundred percent in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, I think they give people some kind of substance. This increases endurance and speed of reactions. You do not write to us adults about the dangers to health and side effects, this is good for green youths. In our country, 80 percent are imprisoned for murders motivated by ethyl drug addiction - and this is true. Still a phobia. Not a healthy way of looking at things. How long?
  16. Mouse
    Mouse 3 December 2022 03: 44
    0
    Quote from godzila
    Quote: Denis812
    Previously, blacks and all sorts of Latinos went to the US Army en masse.
    But the latest innovations with obamacare and the like have given all these scum a normal allowance. Therefore, the overweight gentlemen from Harlem and other San Diego prefer to sit on benefits and slowly sell drugs and rob each other.
    Why should they join the army, where they can be killed in some distant village at the end of the world?

    Not bad written .. hi The same geese are already running from the outskirts, who managed to .. There is no safari there anymore (to shoot at Russian villages) .. They are killing them and they even announced a hunt for mercenaries
    Hatred of the Anglo-Saxons is also growing among many peoples of the world .. Russia reveals the cards of what and how everything in the world
    And for this we have such hatred and howl in all the media.
    Damn us not brother!

    Yes, there is reason for such hatred. A vivid example. Yeltsin - the president - is an ethyl addict with experience. Not scary??? This is the stupidity of the people. No need to hide behind smart academicians and talents. In general - dementia. And this weak mind is fucked up and you yourself, without knowing it and without realizing it, walk around with them as puppets in this theater of madness.
  17. evgen1221
    evgen1221 3 December 2022 07: 09
    0
    And the religion of exclusivity does not allow to reduce staff.