Troops Harder to Keep

March 6, 1997
THE DAILY FED

Troops Harder to Keep

With the armed forces holding less appeal for college-minded teen-agers and with military pilots leaving for lucrative airline jobs, the Pentagon is finding it harder to attract and retain high-quality personnel, The Baltimore Sun reported today.

"The recruiting market has gotten significantly tighter for us," Lt. Gen. Frederick E. Vollrath, deputy chief of Army personnel, told Congress yesterday. "The most qualified -- mentally, morally and physically -- have more opportunities."

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