Army Lowers Recruiting Standards To Allow Soldiers With History Of Self-Mutilation, Bipolar Disorder

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@zerohedge—Since the beginning of the year, much ink has been spilled about the Army’s increasingly desperate attempts to fill its lofty recruiting quota for fiscal year 2017-2018: That is, 80,000 new soldiers. To hit that number, the Army has repeatedly loosened its recruiting requirements. Last month, the military introduced a new policy that would forgive recruits with a history of marijuana use or certain marijuana related criminal violations... ...and now, the military is taking those efforts one step...

Army lifts ban on recruits with history of self-mutilation, other mental health issues. The ban had barred the Army from accepting soldiers with a history of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse.