U.S. Enters 2024 With its Smallest Military in Over 80 Years, All Branches Except TRUMP’S Space Force MISS Recruiting Goals

What did the Democrats expect when they “woked up” the military while brainwashing our youth to hate America?

U.S. enters 2024 with its smallest military in over 80 years as active-duty troop numbers sink to less than 1.3 million and all branches except Space Force MISS recruiting goals and Pentagon issue ‘national call of service’ to Gen Z

  • Pentagon officials say recruitment is more difficult than it used to be
  • Military says a ‘national call to service’ is needed
  • Active-duty numbers have not been so low since 1941

By Nick Allen For Dailymail.com, 17 December 2023

The United States is set to enter 2024 with its smallest military in more than eight decades and faces one of its ‘greatest challenges’ as it tries to boost recruiting from Gen Z, Pentagon officials said.

Under the $886 billion annual defense bill passed by Congress this week total active-duty troop numbers will fall to 1,284,500 next year.

That is the lowest total since before the U.S. entered the Second World War in 1941 and officials said there should be a ‘national call to service’.

Recent recruitment targets were missed in the Army, Navy and Air Force, although the Marine Corps and the newly established Space Force reached their goals.

This week Ashish Vazirani, the Pentagon’s acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, told the House Armed Services Committee that the individual services missed their recruitment goals in 2023 by a combined 41,000 personnel.

Marines at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2023

He said: “That number understates the challenge before us as the services lowered end-strength goals in recent years, in part because of the difficult recruiting environment.”

Vazirani said the ‘all-volunteer force faces one of its greatest challenges since (its) inception’ in the 1970s when the draft ceased.

Military recruiters say Generation Z – those born between 1997 and 2012 generally have a ‘low trust in institutions’ and have ‘decreasingly followed traditional life and career paths.’

They have fewer relatives who served in the military leading to less inclination to serve,.

Two decades ago 25 per cent of young people had never thought about joining the military, but that figure is now more than 50 percent.

“This has led to a disconnect between the military and a large share of society,” Vazirani said.

“Youth of today are not saying no to what the military has to offer, they simply don’t know much about military service.’

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1 reply
  1. Royal Allen Brown III
    Royal Allen Brown III says:

    The occupant of the White House and his henchmen in the DOD including Austin and at upper levels of military including Gen CQ Brown have created this problem with recruiting.

    Military priorities are screwed up. Those who can hack it physically don’t want to be part of an organization that is now advocating for:

    – Mandating CRT/DEI instruction;
    – Prioritizing climate change as #1 threat to national security;
    – Supporting LGBTQ agenda including tax payer funded Trans surgeries;
    – Providing taxpayer funded abortions by transferring pregnant soldiers from red to blue state postings;
    – Supporting foreign policy including involvement in wars that have no US national security interests;
    – De-emphasizing training for combat readiness and insuring deployability of the force;
    – Emasculating gung ho/patriotic/agressive men as toxic masculinity;
    – Demeaning Judeo/Christian values including insisting Chaplains be non-denominational;
    – Advocating Equity rather than Qualification by pushing women into direct combat positions they are non-qualified for especially physically not for reasons of equal opportunity but so women can rise to 4 star flag rank more readily
    – Providing longer maternity/paternity leaves for both females and males at birth of children thus increasing the burden on others who must perform their roles as well as their own
    – Conducting “standdowns” to weed out “extremists” from military which is code for conservatives, especially Trump supporters.
    – Rules of Engagement (ROI) that favor the enemy over our own troops and often result in unnecessary KIAs or WIAs – e.g. as was case in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Primary example – Operation Extortion 17 resulting in largest single day loss of US military including 17 Navy SEALS and 13 others – see attached.
    – Failures of US foreign policy involving use of our military including the Afghanistan pull out fiasco that resulted in unnecessary loss of 13 Marines; 90 Billion $ of modern US military equipment (now being used by the Taliban and world-wide Jihadists); $200 M in US case; and the strategic Bagram Air Base.
    – Use Affirmative Action despite the SCOTUS ruling for policies on promotions and assignments – perfect example was Senate confirmation of Gen CQ Brown (a black man who stated no more than 43% of Air Force pilots should be white) who as former Chief of Staff of Air Force ran it into the ground with very low combat availability rates of every kind of AF aircraft.


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