This is the result of going woke with the Pride Month virtue signaling, jab mandates, critical race theory, kowtowing to the BLM, etc.
NBC News reports that EVERY branch of the military is struggling to make its 2022 recruiting goals with internal data showing just 9 percent of eligible Americans would even consider serving.
Would you want your son or daughter serving in this military that is seemingly more obsessed with pronouns and diversity training.
Also, don’t discount how the VA under Bush & Obama mistreated our troops once we brought them home from Iraq & Afghanistan which further soured middle America on military service.
Ret. Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr of the Heritage Foundation tells NBC News says “this is the start of a long drought for military recruiting.”
He says the military has not had such a hard time signing recruits since 1973, the year the U.S. left Vietnam and the draft officially ended.
Spoehr believes that “2022 is the year we question the sustainability of the all-volunteer force.”
“the pool of those eligible to join the military continues to shrink, with more young men and women than ever disqualified for obesity, drug use or criminal records. Last month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville testified before Congress that only 23% of Americans ages 17-24 are qualified to serve without a waiver to join, down from 29% in recent years.
An internal Defense Department survey obtained by NBC News found that only 9% of those young Americans eligible to serve in the military had any inclination to do so, the lowest number since 2007… More than half of the young Americans who answered the survey — about 57% — think they would have emotional or psychological problems after serving in the military. Nearly half think they would have physical problems.
“They think they’re going to be physically or emotionally broken after serving,” said one senior U.S. military official familiar with the recruiting issues, who believes a lack of familiarity with military service contributes to that perception…
Overall confidence in U.S. government institutions is also decreasing, and that has hit the U.S. military as well. In 2021 the annual Reagan National Defense Survey, conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, found that just 45% of Americans had a great deal of trust and confidence in the military, down 25 points since 2018.”