Category Archives: recruiting

This study is recruiting troops for mild TBI research


One of the main hurdles to diagnosing long-term damage caused by mild brain injuries is the fact MRI devices currently used in hospitals can’t see the tiny changes that big jolts make in the brain. General Electric thinks it may have developed a special coil that can quadruple the detail of an MRI scan. To […]

Services met recruiting goals as COVID forced military to modernize, SECDEF says


The services have been opining about the importance of meeting Generation Z where they are, but it wasn’t until shelter-in-place orders forced them to go 100-percent remote that they really put those plans into action. The pandemic hit just as the recruiting season was really picking up, in the spring and summer months, when high […]

Army training, recruiting marches on despite COVID-19 challenges


As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, locking down much of the United States in its path, the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command still had a job to do — recruit new soldiers and train the ones they had. Gen. Paul Funk, TRADOC commander, talked with Army Times ahead of the Association of the U.S. […]

The Army is planning a mass recruiting drive this summer


The general helming Army Recruiting Command is preparing a massive virtual hiring event this summer after the Army’s 245th birthday on June 14. Like the other military branches, the ground service is fighting the anticipated dent to manpower after the coronavirus shuttered recruiting stations across the country this spring. The push will involve “every person” […]

What if military recruiting could screen for wash-outs?


It takes tens of thousands of dollars to get a new service member through recruiting and initial training, and costs the services hundreds of millions a year when new troops are discharged from the military before the end of their first contracts. While there are some indicators as to the likelihood that someone will drop […]