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US Military Struggles In Recruitment As Gen Z Less Interested In Fighting Wars

Us Military Struggles In Recruitment As Gen Z Less Interested In Fighting Wars

The U.S. faces a big issue with a tight labor market in the recruitment process of all volunteer forces, especially with the American youth nursing disillusioned concept of military and health concerns such as obesity.

The red alert came when the U.S. military could not meet its recruitment goals for the year 2022. Multiple U.S. defense and military officials confirmed NBC News about the U.S. Army failing to fulfill their recruitment goal by 25%.

Christine Wormuth, the U.S. At the CNBC Work Summit, the Secretary of the Army informed that it is becoming difficult to find recruits recently. Officials and top leaders are working hard to find recruits for the all-volunteer force.

With the switching of aging military practices, 1980s tanks, and weapons to new fighting machines based on artificial intelligence, there has been significant technological development of army infrastructure.

In the race against Chinese military infrastructure, the USA can never win if they do not have enough recruits and officials to learn how the new technology will be used for security measures and defense against forces in the future.

If there are future conflicts, the country’s national defense will struggle considering all the high-tech weapons systems; if there are no talented, motivated individuals to use them, there is no point.

One of the major reasons the U.S. Army is struggling is the rise in wages in other industries. The confidence among the U.S. public has become quite low, especially in the past decade when the military was engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan!

It is getting difficult for the Army to compete with the increasing wages to satisfy Gen Z. According to the Army secretary, between the age bracket of 16 to 21, only 23% of individuals meet the criteria. Health issues such as obesity and discipline concerns are significant factors for this issue.

Overall, America faces a serious concern regarding recruiting healthy, volunteering, and motivated individuals to join the U.S. Army, facing a shrouded future!

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Sagnika Sinha is a content writer who is passionate about writing travel vlogs, entertainment and celebrity articles and literature-based pieces. With a 4 years experience in teaching, she loves reading books. A procrastinator by nature, she loves travelling, listening to music, planting and gardening.

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