Tag Archives: recruiting

Marines Consulting Outside Experts for Fixes to Recruiting Challenge

Marines Consulting Outside Experts for Fixes to Recruiting Challenge

Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, learn and apply rappelling techniques on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., October 31, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Fifty years after the United States turned to the all-volunteer force, a group of Marines gathered to hear outside experts discuss how to man the force between now and 2040. Read More

Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard

Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard

Lt. Cmdr. Donald Rudnickas, a member of the Coast Guard Icebreaking program temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), and Ensign Jonathan Kattnig, the information technology officer on the Polar Star, look out across the ice in the Southern Ocean, on Dec. 25, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.

A change in leadership, difficulty in recruiting and major developments in two major shipbuilding programs were among the major Coast Guard stories of 2022. Read More

Top Stories 2022: Navy, Marine Corps Faced Tough Recruiting Environment

Top Stories 2022: Navy, Marine Corps Faced Tough Recruiting Environment

A recruit division marches in formation at Recruit Training Command on Dec. 29, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.

The Navy, like the other military branches, spent 2022 facing a bleak recruiting environment, one that is expected to be harder in 2023. Over the past year, the sea service introduced several new policies, from increasing age limits to new billet programs, aimed at getting new sailors and keeping the ones already in the Navy. Read More

Navy Pilot Program Temporarily Suspends High-Year Tenure for Enlisted Sailors

Navy Pilot Program Temporarily Suspends High-Year Tenure for Enlisted Sailors

Newly-pinned chief petty officers stand at attention while in formation during a chief petty officers pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

A Navy pilot program announced Thursday will temporarily suspend enlisted high-year tenure for two years, allowing more people to stay in the sea service. Read More

Navy Accepting Recruits with Lower Scores on Entrance Exam in Pilot Program

Navy Accepting Recruits with Lower Scores on Entrance Exam in Pilot Program

Recruits with the 64th Annual Recruit Cardinal Division stand at attention during a pass-in-review graduation ceremony inside Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command, Nov. 4, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy is lowering its admittance requirements for one of the required entrance exams as part of the service’s latest changes to widen the recruiting pool for sailors.
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Tough Military Recruiting Environment is About More than Low Unemployment, Experts Say

Tough Military Recruiting Environment is About More than Low Unemployment, Experts Say

Recruits with the 64th Annual Recruit Cardinal Division stand at attention during a pass-in-review graduation ceremony inside Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command, Nov. 4, 2022. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to correct the name of Shannon Razsadin’s organization.

When it comes to military recruiting, economist Beth Asch is an optimist. Asch has been studying military recruiting for almost 40 years, during which she has seen good recruiting years and bad ones. Read More

Navy Needs to Fill About 9,000 At-Sea Billets in More than a Dozen Ratings, Says Personnel Command

Navy Needs to Fill About 9,000 At-Sea Billets in More than a Dozen Ratings, Says Personnel Command

Navy Quartermaster 3rd Class Hailey Pardo, from Kahului, Hawaii, shoots sunlines with a sextant aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) on Oct. 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

The number of at-sea billets the Navy needs to fill continues to grow as the service works to incentivize sailors to take the jobs, according to the latest numbers from the Navy Personnel Command. Read More

Navy Boosts New Sailor Goal by 3,400 to Meet Demand in Tough Recruiting Environment

Navy Boosts New Sailor Goal by 3,400 to Meet Demand in Tough Recruiting Environment

Recruits hold on to their covers before marching into Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes on March 18, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy is boosting its recruiting goal by 3,400 sailors to meet its Fiscal Year 2023 end strength requirement despite an increasingly difficult recruiting environment, service officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More