Friday, May 13, 2005
Bait & Switch Recruiting Tactics
Can you say "stop-loss order?"|
The minimum period a recruit can usually enlist for is four years.Remember this from 2004?
But in an attempt to help recruiters meet their quotas, the army has announced the 15-month active service programme will be launched nationwide.
Source: BBC News US woos soldiers with early exit, May 13, 2005
The "stop loss" orders mean personnel who could otherwise leave the military when their volunteer commitments expire will be forced to remain to the end of their overseas deployments and up to another 90 days after they come home. "Stop movement" orders also bar soldiers from moving to new assignments during the restricted period. The orders do not extend any unit's stay overseas.Yeah, tell me all about the "early exit" offer.
Source: Tom Squitieri, USA TODAY, Army expanding 'stop loss' order to keep soldiers from leaving, Jan 5, 2004 [Emphasis added.]