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Du Bois Business College

One Beaver Dr
Du Bois, PA 15801

General Phone: 814-371-6920
Financial Aid Phone: 814-371-6920
Sector: Private for-profit
Classification: Associates Colleges

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Army fine-tuning recruiting tactics, touts summer tally - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (subscription)

WASHINGTON — The Army has a master plan for recovering from this year’s recruiting problems that includes new financial incentives for enlistees, greater use of computers, a new way for recruiters to make their pitch and a proposed finder’s fee for soldiers who refer recruits. The plan was assembled after Army recruiting began falling severely short of goals last spring. The Pentagon announced Tuesday that for the year that ended Sept. 30 the Army was 6,627 recruits short of its goal of 80,000. It was the Army’s first shortfall since 1999 and its largest in 26 years. The Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy all exceeded their fullyear recruiting goals, the Pentagon said. Opinion surveys indicate that daily reports of soldiers dying in Iraq have dampened young people’s interest in joining the military, so the Army is trying new ways to make the war work in its favor. For example, since July the Army has been offering prospective recruits what it calls “assignment incentive pay.” That is $400 a month in extra pay for as many as 36 months if an enlistee agrees to join any of the brigades of the 1st Cavalry Division or 25th Infantry Division scheduled to - more available