Army Reserve in Recruiting Crisis as Only 20 New Soldiers Join in One Year

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:23 PM

The figures show that the regular army contracted by some 8,000 soldiers this year, a reduction that was supposed to be offset by an expanding reserve. In reality, it appears that the Army Reserve has grown by only 20 men, from 19,290 soldiers to 19,310 in the year to October, reports The Times. Although 3,840 actually joined the reserve, this was offset by 3,820 leaving the force, either due to old age or has been repeatedly claimed, low morale.