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Enlisting In The Military After High School On The Rise, Recruiters Say

Enlisting In The Military After High School On The Rise, Recruiters Say


HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS GETTING READY TO GRADUATE AND BEGIN THE NEXT CHAPTER NOT EVERYONE CHOOSES COLLEGE AS THE NEXT STEP MILITARY RENEW RECRUITERS ARE ATTRACTING A WHOLE NEW CROWD. Reporter: WE STOPPED BY SOUTH JERSEY OUR COMMUNITY SALUTES CEREMONIES THE 9TH ANNUAL EVENT HONORING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ENTERING THE ARMED FORCES THEY’RE TAKING A DIFFERENT BUT INCREASINGLY MORE COMMON PATH. THESE ARE THE FUTURE FACES OF OUR MILITARY. UNITED STATES ARMY I ENLISTED AS A JUNIOR. THEY LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS CRAZY. MEN AND WOMEN FROM A DIVERSE SET OF BACKGROUNDS GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND HEADING INTO DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCE IT’S ON THE RISE AT A HIGH SCHOOL. Reporter: COLONEL EDWARD IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARMY RECRUIT AND SAID JOINING A BRANCH OF THE MILITARY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL ISN’T FOR THOSE WITHOUT ANY OTHER OPERATIONS THEY HAVE INFANTRY ARMY MORE YOU’RE GOING TO IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN. HE SAID SERVING CAN ERASE THE FEAR OF COLLEGE DEBT FOR GRADUATES AND THEIR PARENTS. I WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO SECURE FOUR-YEAR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO BUCKNELL AFTER MY SERVICE, I BELIEVE THAT I WILL GO TO COLLEGE. AND UNITED STATES ARMY DOES HELP PAY FOR COLLEGE. Reporter: THAT’S WHY LIEUTENANT COLONEL SAID HE’S SEEN MORE AND MORE HIGH SCHOOLERS FROM MORE AFFLUENT BACKGROUNDS CHOOSE THE PUBLIC SERVICE PATH. PEOPLE ARE HEARING THIS MESSAGE AND UNDERSTANDING AND THE WALLS ARE BEING BROKEN DOWN. S THEY WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A LOAN PAYMENT FOR DECADES AFTER GETTING THE BACHELOR DREXEL IS PROBABLY AROUND 50, $60,000 WITHOUT A SCHOLARSHIP IT’S VERY HARD TO GET A JOB AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF DEBT HE SAID MANY STUDENTS ENTERING THE ARM FORCES END UP PURSUING CAREERS THAT INCLUDE ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, CYBER


Reader Comments

  1. I wanted to be a police, but then after years went by I wanted to join the United States Marine.

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