Army Sending Letter’s To Veterans Who Separated After 2021
The U.S. Army is struggling to meet its recruitment goals, prompting it to make some major changes in its strategy. In an effort to attract more people to enlist, they have shifted their focus from promoting diversity and inclusion to emphasizing the traditional values of the military.
The Army's new recruitment ads have taken a more classic approach, highlighting the thrill of jumping out of planes and the sense of achievement that comes with serving in the military. These ads are a departure from the previous ones that catered to the woke culture, featuring people with different sexual orientations.
According to a letter circulating on social media, the Army is now even acknowledging they were wrong to boot out individuals who refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The letter, signed by Brig. Gen. Hope Rampy, Army Director of Personnel Management, states that former soldiers who were involuntarily separated for their refusal to receive the vaccine can request a correction of their military records.
This move comes after the Biden administration rescinded the requirement for the COVID-19 vaccine for military personnel. The Army's decision to rescind the requirement may be seen as an admission that the initial decision to boot out soldiers was politically motivated. As a result, the Army is now desperately trying to get these individuals back into service.
It was reported that the Army missed its recruitment goals by approximately 15,000 people. In an effort to make up for this shortfall, they have sent out 1,900 letters to former soldiers, urging them to contact an Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard recruiter if they are interested in returning to service. However, it is not clear if these individuals will return to their former unit or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) has called for these former soldiers to be reinstated at their previous rank and with back pay. However, the Defense Department has backtracked on its initial suggestion to provide back pay to these individuals, making it uncertain if many will choose to return to service.
In conclusion, the U.S. Army is facing recruitment challenges and is desperately trying to attract more individuals to enlist. They have shifted their advertising strategy to emphasize traditional military values, and have also backtracked on their decision to boot out those who refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This raises questions about the politicization of the initial decision and the trust of those who were separated in the first place.