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Old 02-02-2024, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by SanJuanStar View Post
Is not like the HS dropouts will be put in position of leadership or command when they enter. They will start at the bottom and they will be molded in the military structure. They will get plenty of school, training and good role models around them 24/7 in the military.

Navy believes they have a better shot in giving these kids a structure and purpose than the public school system and broken homes that they come from. I like it. If it doesn't work out, they will be discharge but when the civilian world fails, the military could fill in the gaps with discipline, working well with others and giving them a purpose with a solid structure.

I support this if taken a small % first and let them blend in with the rest.
In another perspective the Navy is not lowering their standards in hopes of providing better outcome for high school dropouts. The Navy is short on recruits and needs sailors. The military has succeeded because of much more concrete attributes than being a “last option” for the disadvantaged when their “civilian world” has failed.

Same as JROTC in high schools. This program ultimately is to get kids interested in the Navy or other services. They don’t have JROTC in Beverly Hills or Winnetka (richest suburb in Chicago). It’s self preservation and the military needs recruits. Military lowered standards right after the first Gulf war and periodically in the 2000’s.
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