Army Recruitment Scandal

Army Recruitment Scandal

The National Guard Recruiting Assistance Program was established to increase enlistment in the armed forces during the Iraq war. Soldiers who signed up as recruiting assistants were compensated if one of their referrals enlisted. If one of their referrals went through to basic training, the fee was higher.

Enlisting an officer could mean a payday of $8,500. The Army paid out more than $300 million through the program for roughly 130,000 enlistees. […Read More]

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