January 19 2011
Increased competition for slots has led the Oregon National Guard to raise its standards for recruits, reports the East Oregonian (Pendleton, Ore.).
The Oregon Guard, for example, increased the required minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test from 31 percent to 50 percent. The change started in 2009.
The Guard has also increased its proportion of personnel who are high-school graduates, with GED holders dropping from 30 percent to 10...
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