Could This Be . . .
. . . the unintended consequence of the lowering of the U. S. Army enlistment standards?
A military base in Washington state is under lockdown after it was reported that “sensitive” equipment was missing Sunday. Nearly 100 soldiers have been confined to the Lewis-McChord base after equipment, including scopes and night lasers, were found to be missing. It’s not clear how long the equipment has been lost.
When I was a U. S. Navy recruiter in the late 1970s, I would have difficulty getting permission to ship a non-high school grad if his ASVAB score was 49 or lower. The highest one can score on the ASVAB is 99.
I understand that around 2005 the U.S. Army was taking non-grads with an ASVAB score as low as 21. Some of these folks needed enlistment waivers because of criminal convictions for gang-related activity.
Obviously, I do not know what when in Washington state. But . . Just sayin’.