Friday, December 26, 2008

Market Forces Affect ROTC

I find this to be quite interesting:

Desperate for officers who speak Arabic, Mandarin and other foreign languages, the U.S. Army is doling out monthly stipends to entice ROTC cadets in college to learn languages spoken in hot spots around the globe.

ROTC is offering $100 to $250 per month to recruits in the officer-training program who are willing to learn the languages spoken in Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions vital to national security.

2 comments:

Erica said...

If I had the opportunity to be in college all over again I do think I'd take them up on that offer.

Donalbain said...

And then kicking them out of the "proper" army if they turn out to be gay!