The Military is Considering Lowering The Recruitment Age To 16
Posted: 19 July 2019 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/18/military-recruiting-woes-spur-debate-over-enlistme/


Not sure I like this one.  I think I had almost rather see a draft of 18+ year olds rather than allowing kids at 16 to join.  In working with the scouts, there is a whopper of a difference in a 16 year old boy and an 18 year old both physically and mentally.

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Posted: 19 July 2019 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m not a fan of this one either. I think a “pre-military” training program or something would be better than full enlistment.

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Posted: 19 July 2019 02:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Curggr - 19 July 2019 01:55 PM

I’m not a fan of this one either. I think a “pre-military” training program or something would be better than full enlistment.

High School calls it “JROTC”...HA HA

 

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Posted: 19 July 2019 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m aware. I was talking about outside of school since the recruitment of kids at 16 obviously targets kids choosing to not be in school.

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Posted: 19 July 2019 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Curggr - 19 July 2019 02:51 PM

I’m aware. I was talking about outside of school since the recruitment of kids at 16 obviously targets kids choosing to not be in school.

I know…I was just messing with you…LOL


I will say the Civil Air Patrol is somewhat like what you are talking about


https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/

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