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The U.S. Army Census Index is at its lowest level in more than 80 years


The U.S. Army Census Index is at

its lowest level in more than 80 years

The Daily Mail quoted the Deputy Secretary of Defense as saying that

the total number of military personnel working in the United States

would fall in 2024 to 1.28 million.

According to the newspaper

this is the lowest level in more than 80 years, due in part to

the problem of military recruitment.

Acting United States Deputy Secretary of Defense for Personnel

and Preparedness Ashish Wazirani said that in 2023 the deficit in land,

naval and air forces reached 41 thousand personnel. According to him

born after 1997

he suffers from low confidence towards the institutions of power

and only a few are guided by "traditional values of life

and keen to rise up the career ladder.

According to my minister, two decades ago, 25% of

young people were not considering joining the army

and that figure has now exceeded 50%

"leading to the separation between the army and a large part of society." 

In this case, leaders and politicians must announce

the "National Call to Serve in the Army".

All branches of the United States military

with the exception of the Space Force, have seen

a decrease in active duty since 2020.

In 2024, the military will serve 445 thousand soldiers, 8.4% 

less than three years ago. The number of naval forces will decrease

by about 10 thousand (3%)

and the air force by about 13.5 thousand (4%).

In the Marines, the figures will decrease during 

the same period by 8.9 thousand (5%).

Opportunities for Education:

The U.S. Army offers a number of

educational benefits to soldiers, including as the GI Bill

and the Army Tuition Assistance Program, which enable them to

pursue postsecondary education and vocational training.

job Training:

From technical and medical to leadership and logistics

the Army provides in-depth training in a wide range of job sectors. 

Soldiers can obtain useful credentials and skills that are applicable to

 civilian employment.

Job Security:

Employment in the military offers a disciplined and secure work

environment along with a reliable source of income


and healthcare benefits. This can be especially

alluring during erratic economic times.

Benefits related to Healthcare:

Military personnel and their families are entitled to full medical

and dental coverage. This can be a big benefit, particularly for people

who don't have access to healthcare in their daily lives.

The Army places a strong emphasis on leadership development

for all ranks. Service personnel frequently get the chance to

hone their leadership abilities and obtain real-world team leadership


both of which can be beneficial in a variety of career contexts.

International Travel:

Serving in the military may require one to travel to many regions of

the world

giving one the opportunity to learn about and appreciate various cultures.

Work ethic and discipline: Military training imparts a strong work ethic


and sense of duty. These attributes can have a favorable

effect on a soldier's career and personal life.

The military is a great place to build a sense of brotherhood and teamwork.

Soldiers frequently form close relationships with their fellow soldiers

forming a network of support that lasts longer than their actual duty.

Retirement Benefits: After serving a specific number of years

members of the armed forces are eligible for retirement benefits

which include

a pension plan. Retirement financial stability may result from this.

Service to Country:

Serving one's country can bring a person a great sense of

satisfaction and pride. One of the most potent incentives is

the chance to improve the world and support national defense.