"My brigade, the 116th Brigade Combat Team, made up of units from Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, New Jersey, and California, currently owns the record for re-enlisting soldiers, out of any unit, Active Duty, Reserve or National Guard, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. ... As of right now, the 116th BCT has had 733 soldiers sign new 3 or 6 year contracts."In light of so much liberal left "noise" about declining retention and enlistments, not to mention how our "poor boys" are being "lied to" and "deceived" just to get them into the military, I just want to say, "Hooah! Go Army!"
"I venture to say that this is a huge testament to the will of the army. Not the Army, the organization, but the army, the men and women who wear the uniform, no matter what branch. Knowing the adversity faced in combat, and the need for the constant defense of our nation, and having already experienced hardship, loss, and separation, a momentus number are willing to continue to be counted among the willing."
Retired from the US Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Now working as a contractor for various government agencies.