Perserve And Enhance The American Future

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Perserve And Enhance The American Future

Preserve and Enhance the American Future

To help young Americans become effective young productive adults in service to something
that has been defined as a way of life.

I propose a plan that will keep our military at full strength and provide direction and a
skill to our future leaders of tomorrow. Most European countries require all young men
after reaching a certain age to enlist in the military for a period of 2 years or more.
After this time is completed they can quit, continue, or go to college and then reenter as
an officer, if they choose to do so.

In the United States most high school graduates have no idea as to what they want to do
with the rest of their lives after graduation. Our government is faced with a problem
every year as to how to deal with military manning shortages due to people separating and
increased military operations on foreign and domestic soil.

The choices are few for most young adults, because they lack vital things that most
employers are looking for in an employee: formal education, experience, or a skill. So
this limits them even further to low paying blue collar jobs or they can apply for entry
into a college, if they have the money and the grades to do so.

My plan is to have each man and woman upon graduation serve in the Armed Forces for a
period of at least two years. After the two years have been completed they have two
options; one is to quit, but will remain in the reserves for a period of one year or they
can continue service where they will enter in the status of career military member.

The military has obvious benefits. The first being for those interested in a college
education. A college fund will be established and upon completion of the required service,
money will be given for a college education. While you are serving on active duty the
military will pay 75 percent of your tuition. There are different plans to provide a
chance for a military member to get a college education.

Secondly, each member will take an aptitude test, which is used as a guide as to what area
or profession is best suited for entry. Choices may be many or just a few, but a choice is
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