Army’s High School Recruits Earn Now to Serve Later

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The Dallas Morning News

The Army’s new Future Soldier Training program is paying high school seniors $1,000 a month from the time they sign up until they ship out for basic training after graduation (which itself earns recruits an additional $1,000 bonus). The Army nearly fell short of its recruiting goal for the 2006-07 year; it began a new fiscal year on Oct. 1 with the fewest recruits since 1973. Recruiter Sgt. Robert Cotner told the News that the program is ideal for youth who are on the fence about joining and need an incentive. Nov. 8,