U.S Army Now Begging Veterans to Return to Service amid Recruitment Crisis

The United States Army is now begging veterans to return to service as the military suffers a major recruiting crisis.

The move to bring back retired soldiers was revealed in a service-wide directive published last week.

The All Army Activities (ALARACT) document describes how Army retirees can find and apply for open positions and aims to maintain a sufficient number of personnel to fill all of the Army’s authorized positions.

The message comes as the service has publicly acknowledged struggles to balance a shrinking workforce with the demands of sprawling global mission sets as recruitment woes persist for a third year in a row.

“A review of commands’ requests for [the] fill of authorized personnel vacancies, in conjunction with current Army manning guidance, prompted review of how the Army can fill key and critical position vacancies,” says a key part of the ALARACT document.

“The retiree recall program can be an effective tool to fill personnel shortages of authorized regular Army vacancies that are considered key and essential.”

The document also cites Executive Order 13223 from the Bush administration in 2001, The Daily Caller reported.

The news has led to widespread mockery on social media:

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According to TimesNow, the army has yet to make a public statement about the ALARACT document.

Notably, the US Army War College’s academic journal released a highly disturbing essay last September.

The essay made the case to reinstate conscription.

READ MORE – U.S Army Slashes Force by 24,000 amid Recruitment Struggles

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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