Fewer Americans are considering careers in the military and branches are looking for solutions to recruiting
During the last fiscal year, the army alone missed their recruiting goal by 25%. All branches of the military are struggling to recruit new cadets.
With an all-volunteer service, the military relies on recruitment efforts to get more people to serve. But fewer Americans than ever are eligible to do so. And attracting the next generation of cadets has been a challenge.
Today, we talk about the military recruiting crisis. We will hear from Captain Benjamin Keffer, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Recruiting Command.
- Dr. Nora Bensahel: Professor of the Practice at theJohns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studiesand a Contributing Editor, War on the Rocks
- Captain Benjamin Keffer: Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Recruiting Command
- Sonner Kehrt: Investigative Reporter at the War Horse and Coast Guard Veteran
Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired on October 6, 2023.