October 14 2009
The Marine Corps is becoming more selective.
Having completed its expansion to 202,000 active-duty Marines, the Corps is also cutting the number of recruiters, the Marine Corps Times reports.
Next year's mission is to find 35,868 enlisted recruits, the fewest in at least five years. The original goal of 40,000 was dropped to 36,969 in 2009 due to high retention rates; 37,114 recruits were actually enlisted.
The Recruiting Command also plans to drop 284 of the 600 recruiters...
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