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US Navy to Reportedly Accept More Recruits With Lower Aptitudes Amid Personnel Crisis

by sputniknews.com


WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Navy will now be accepting more recruits with lower aptitudes as the recruitment crisis deepens, US media reported.
“As we continue to navigate a challenging recruiting environment, changing the AFQT [Armed Forces Qualification Test] requirement removes a potential barrier to enlistment, allowing us to widen the pool of potential recruits and creating opportunities for personnel who wish to serve,” Cmdr. David Benham, spokesperson for Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, was quoted by Military.com as saying.
As per the new established recruitment guidelines, the US Navy will be able to enlist 7,500 new recruits amongst applicants with high school diplomas scoring between 10-30% on the AFQT, the report said…

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