Rewarding Service Can Attract More Recruits
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, beginning a farewell tour of Congress as he nears retirement after 36 years of service, told a House subcommittee that he’s convinced the Army can overcome its recruiting challenges if it takes steps to make service more rewarding.
Testifying Feb. 28 about quality of life in the military, Grinston said, “Young Americans want to be part of something larger than themselves.”
“We need a national call to public service,” he said, noting that it “only goes so far.”