War Won't Change Recruitment

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U.S. Army recruiters say the threat of war will not change the methods of recruitment for their offices.

Recruiters say there is always apprehension from recruits before they enlist. They say the biggest change they have seen is that recruits are better informed about the world around them.

Battalion Commander John Vernon of the Great Lakes Battalion says the speculation about war has no effect in looking for qualified recruits.

More signs appeared this week that the U.S. is moving closer to a military showdown with Iraq. The Pentagon alerts more than 10,000 Army reservists to be prepared for active duty.

Vernon says the Army recruited more than 3,100 people in Michigan in 2002. That's up 15 percent from the 2001.