Saturday, July 10, 2004

The New York Times > Other Services Eyed by Army for Recruiting

The New York Times > Washington > Other Services Eyed by Army for Recruiting:
"In what some military experts see as another sign of how the Army's commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan have strained it, the service for the first time will soon begin aggressively recruiting thousands of sailors and airmen who are otherwise scheduled to leave the Navy and Air Force because of cutbacks.

Under a new program called Operation Blue to Green, the Army plans to offer bonuses of up to $10,000, in some cases, and four weeks of extra training to airmen and sailors willing to trade in their dress-blue uniforms for Army green fatigues. The Army is especially interested in men and women who have jobs that are readily transferable to Army positions, like mechanics and logisticians. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/09/politics/09army.html
con·cept: The New York Times > Other Services Eyed by Army for Recruiting