Our country has the strongest military in the world, but without the brightest minds we will surely fall behind because just recently a report went out stating "Two-thirds of the new officers commissioned in 2014 would be in the bottom one-third of the class of 1980; 41 percent of new officers in 2014 would not have qualified to be officers by the standards held at the time of World War II."
Purpose or Objectives of Recruitment. Recruitment is the process which links the employers with the employees. The purposes of recruitment are as follows: Attract and empower an ever increasing number of applicants to apply in the organization.
While average intelligence declined for new Marine Corps officers, elite intelligence levels also declined. "Recruiting, developing, and retaining intellectual capital within the military is a national security issue. The world is complex, and the military will need smart, educated leaders who can assist policy makers in navigating such an environment." The Marine Corps may not have the intellectual capital it needs for the future.
I was recruited when i was five and and since then it's been drills and havoc
Ender was most likely created for the military as a future commander forcing him to age mentally faster than his other peers
The intelligence of our military officers is the best way to defend our country
“In 1980, there were 14 Marine officers entering who scored above 155 (on a test with a maximum score of 160). In 2004, the year of incoming officers who are now recently promoted majors, there were only two lieutenants who scored above 155. In 2014, there were none.”
"Policy analysts have expressed concerns about the military buildup, referring to events of the previous decade in which the demands of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as growing disillusion with the military operations, resulted in a shortfall of recruits and changes to eligibility standards."
Our officers will gradually get more intelligent with more selective recruitment
The military is desperate for potential commander candidates. So they've resorted to allowing Ender's mother to have him. Their attack is Within a couple of years, which leaves no room for playing around which leaves General Graff to Subject Ender to super harsh methods of training
Cohen notes that the military “need[s] … professional officers with both operational and intellectual training as well as access to classified material and recent operational experience, to contribute to high-order thought about the nature of war.”
Recruiting, developing, and retaining intellectual capital within the military is a national security issue. The world is complex, and the military will need smart, educated leaders who can assist policy makers in navigating such an environment.
Confirming or denying this hypothesis would certainly be a challenge. For one, separating intelligence from motivation is difficult. Standardized tests are predictable, allowing motivated students to prepare for the exam. Likewise, college GPA would be a troublesome metric, as schools vary widely in quality and grading criteria.