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Navy Making Recruiters Work 6-Day Weeks As Recruiting Crisis Deepens

The Navy’s head of recruiting has ordered the service’s recruiters to work six-day weeks and is considering measures to temporarily inflate the number of Navy troops assigned to recruiting duty amid dire recruitment prospects, according to screenshots posted on social media and validated by

Navy head of Recruiting Command Rear Adm. Alexis Walker said the service could not “wait a minute longer” to extend recruiters’ working hours as the U.S. Navy’s recruiting struggles deepen in 2023, a spokesperson confirmed to after screenshots of messages announcing the change were posted on Reddit’s r/Navy community. Other screenshots suggested the Navy is deliberating ordering sailors slated for recruiting duty to report six months early, while extending tours of duty for those already in recruiting by at least one year.

“While we continue to lead the country in Navy recruiting (and I thank you for your efforts in making this happen!), the rest of the Region (and the nation as a whole) are continuing to struggle, and we need to pitch in as part of an all-hands effort across Navy Recruiting Command,” the skipper, whose identity was obscured, wrote to their team.

The change will take place on July 8 and is “expected to affect staff from the top down,” Recruiting Command spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Rich Parker told

Extended working hours “may be met with some hesitation,” Parker acknowledged, according to, but added that “our duty is to bring the best and most qualified recruits into the Navy.”

The Navy just skirted past its active-duty enlistment goal for 2022 by delving into a delayed-entry pool, leaving few reserves to pull from to reach the 37,000 goal for 2023, reported. Adm. Lisa Franchetti told Congress in April she expects the service to miss its goal by about 6,000 sailors.

The Navy also missed active duty and reserve targets, including officers, by 200 in 2022, according to

While “there have been no official policy changes to recruiting duty orders, early transfers, or extensions,” Navy Personnel Command spokesperson Lt. Rachel Maul told the outlet. “The Navy is considering all available options in order to fully man our recruiting stations as we continue to address the projected recruiting shortfalls for 2023.”

“I am not being dramatic when I say that our inability to bring in the right numbers and types of people … impacts our ability to fight and win,” Walker wrote in his email to all of Naval Recruiting Command.

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Service officials have attributed recent recruiting struggles to a historically low number of Americans who are both eligible to serve and express an interest, as well as intense competition and often better-paying, less demanding offers from the private sector.

The Navy is also bumping up enlistment bonuses for people looking to fill highly technical occupations; recruits who offer to ship out before October could earn up to an extra $140,000 in bonuses and loan repayments, according to the recruiting website. As of June 15, recruits entering the nuclear career field would receive a $75,000 bonus, while all others get $50,000, the Navy said in a news release.

The program “is designed to attract the highest quality of recruits” and maintain the Navy’s readiness, the press release said.

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  1. Our military is being systematically destroyed. None of the armed services can meet their recruiting goals. So, to fix the problem they are drastically reducing physical standards and even minimum intelligence standards. I always thought the Military was the last bastion of American ideals and the last meritocracy. They’ve already corrupted all the other three letter agencies (the FBI, the DOJ, the CIA, the IRS, the DOE) and now Lloyd Austin and General Milley are transforming the Department of Defense (the DOD). The communist takeover from within is near complete.

    Even with massive shortfalls they discharged thousands (including elite Navy Seals and Army Rangers) who wouldn’t get vaccinated. Then Milley testified before Congress about “white rage” and now they have CRT training, promote transgenderism and run recruiting ads painting “rainbow bullets” on Marine’s helmets and illegally saluting the “rainbow flag”. Our all volunteer military has historically been majority patriotic young white Americans. It is actually 58% White, 17% Black, 16% Asian and 9% “other”. Why on earth would any young white American want to serve anymore in a Military that teaches that he is an “oppressor” and a racist and that race and sexual identity trumps merit for promotions. Already in a staffing crisis, it will become catastrophic. Our military is becoming another woke joke and the Russians and the Chinese are rolling on the ground laughing…….

  2. Are they also making them wear dresses and lipstick? The upper military brass has been completely indoctrinated and consumed by satanic woke evil… and NORMAL Americans want nothing to do with it. THAT is why recruiting is down. Idiots.

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