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2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Issues to Consider When Weighing Options 34 Page xi Summary Since the end of the cold war, the number of enlisted entrants into the military has declined significantly, reflecting the need for a smaller force in the post-drawdown military. Across the Department of Defense (DoD), total accession requirements declined by 33 percent between 1989 and 1998. Despite this dramatic drop, the armed services are still finding it difficult to meet their enlisted recruiting goals.
7 percent in FY97. Over the same period, interest in the military among high quality males (age 1621) declined. 9 percent in FY85 said definitely or probably. 7 in FY97. 6 Recent recruiting difficulties together with the declining interest in military service among high quality youth suggest that the traditional ways that the military has responded to competition from the college market may be insufficient. 7 To develop policy options to attract college-bound youth into the military, some basic information is needed on the college market and the factors that are driving youth interest in college.
It is likely that some of these recruiting difficulties reflect relatively recent and possibly temporary changes in the enlisted recruiting environment. For example, the civilian labor market is currently experiencing an expansion. 7 percent in January 1998. Like DoD, many civilian employers are having trouble filling vacancies. Other changes include a recent increase in the accession goals that recruiters face, changes in the size of the youth population, changes in relative military pay, and changes in recruiting resources, including advertising budgets and GI Bill benefits.