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Military Recruitment Trends

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By A.J. Ross - bio | email

CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) – Grand Strand military recruiters say they're seeing a steady flow of potential candidates coming through their doors.  Gunnery Sergeant Donaldson Wean with the U.S. Marine Corps says people are now interested in the armed forces for a variety of reasons, but he says it's not easy to make the cut.

"We are constantly looking for the highest quality of young men and women to help fill our ranks for tomorrow," said Gunnery Sergeant Wean.  "We're also looking for the people who want to make a positive change in their lives and not just their lives but also the lives around them."

Interested candidates must go through an intense mental and physical evaluation process before they can qualify to go to boot camp.  Last year Gunnery Sergeant Wean says his recruiting office sent more than 50 candidates to boot camp and everyone from that group graduated.

"We have young men and women that we take from Myrtle Beach and now they're working on jets, or they're the air crew chiefs, or they're military policemen, or 1001 jobs," said Gunnery Sergeant Wean.  "You see the discipline you see the pride you see the honor that they bring with them that's the ultimate reward for us."

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