Tuesday, November 14, 2017

U.S. Army Pushes Back On Reports That They Are Lowering Standards For Recruits With A History Of Mental Illness

Soldiers stand in formation during an award and re-enlistment ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade/Army)

Army Times: Army: No lower standards for recruits with history of mental illness

The Army is pushing back against a recent USA Today story that said the service is lowering its standards to allow more recruits with histories of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder and other issues.

The Army recently updated its accessions policy to allow multiple organizations to review and approve recruiting waivers, Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, the deputy chief of staff for personnel, wrote in a statement to reporters.

The service did not, as USA Today reported, lift any outright barriers to service, according to the statement.

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Previous Post: U.S. Army Lifts Ban On Recruits With Histories Of Mental Illness, Drug Abuse And Self-Mutilation (September 14, 2017)

WNU Editor: Saying that they will grant waivers to recruits with a history of mental illness or addiction .... while saying that the process has not changed .... is a contradiction that does need clarifying. Unfortunately .... even though the US Army is pushing back on reports that they have changed their recruitment process .... pundits like myself are skeptical.


fred lapides said...

and the guy who became a killer in Texas was let go by our military for being a troubled person, wife abuser, etc.

Aizino Smith said...


The guy had a clean record before going into the Air Force.

The Marines have had in the past an 80% success rate with troubled recruits.