CLOSING THE GAP
Marines gather under the American Flag.
Marines gather under the American Flag.
Photo by Cpl. Sarah Cherry

Military Service May Be The Solution To America’s Growing Inequality Problem

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A former Marine argues that the growing civil-military gap is both a result of and contributor to increased social inequality in the United States. The solution, he says, is to “foster and incentivize increased military service.”

Serving in the military is a privilege that fewer and fewer Americans ever experience. More future leaders with military service would “foster leaders from more spheres — military, business, government — who know firsthand the rewards of caring for their fellow citizens,” Benjamin Luxenberg writes.

Encouraging a broader swath of Americans to serve in military would therefore not only close the civil-military gap, but also inspire a greater level of unity and trust among all U.S. citizens.

Get the full story at The Los Angeles Times.