Wednesday, February 14, 2007

New Recruits


Should the US Military Recruiters be more selective when choosing memebrs to train for combat?

NYTIMES Article

2 comments:

D. Guglielmini said...

"Fewer than 3 in 10 people ages 17 to 24 are fully qualified to join the Army. That means they have a high school diploma, have met aptitude test score requirements and fitness levels, and would not be barred for medical reasons, their sexual orientation or their criminal histories."

Am I reading this correctly? Individuals are not qualified if they do not meet "sexual orientation" requirements?!
Wouldn't this be private information?

Joanna said...

I agree, how would they know your sexual orientation unless you tell them? And can you not sue the army is they deny you based on that? Is there a little box that you have to check off when signing up for the army; "Please check one of the following: 'Fag.' 'Dyke.' 'Straight-edge.'?"
I realize the army has a history of descriminating against homosexuals, but are they legally allowed to do that now?