ROA member Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Laich is published in The Hill as an opinion contributor.
The Army is struggling to meet its enlistment objective of 76,000 recruits for fiscal year 2018; in fact, it has reduced its objective from its original goal of 80,000. Last year it achieved its objective of 63,000 recruits but had to accept more than 1,000 Category IV recruits to do so. These “CAT IV” recruits are applicants who score between the 10th and 30th percentile in aptitude tests.
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