Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno speaks at the Pentagon. Uncle Sam may still want you. But you? Maybe not so much. In sharp contrast to the peak years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Army last year took in no recruits with misconduct convictions or drug and alcohol issues, according to internal documents. And soldiers already serving on active duty must meet tougher standards to stay on for another tour in uniform.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno speaks at the Pentagon. Uncle Sam may still want you. But you? Maybe not so much. In sharp contrast to the peak years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Army last year took in no recruits with misconduct convictions or drug and alcohol issues, according to internal documents. And soldiers already serving on active duty must meet tougher standards to stay on for another tour in uniform.
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published Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
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