Between new recruitment initiatives aimed at bringing in technically skilled workers and the repeal of unpopular policies, like the Army’s tattoo restrictions, the military is making itself more millennial friendly.
Military leaders need to open their eyes to the fact that their recruitment base may not be interested in military service as it stands today, and if they want to draw the talented and skilled personnel they need, then the military needs to get with the times. That means more relaxed policies on things like tattoos, and career opportunities comparable to the private sector.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was reeling from sharp rebukes at home and abroad over his surprise announcement last month to immediately pull American troops out of Syria when he flew into the al Asad airbase in neighboring Iraq the day after Christmas.
Inside a canvas Quonset hut, one of the arced prefabricated structures used by the military and surrounded by concertina wire, Trump received operational briefs from U.S. commanders suggesting a territorial victory against Islamic State was within sight, but the military needed just a bit more time, U.S. officials said.
In a message to the force sent Tuesday, Adm. Karl L. Schultz said both he and the Department of Homeland Security Secretary remain "fully engaged" on the missing pay issue, which have caused "anxiety and uncertainty" for Coasties and their families.