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ID:

149

Date:

2007-03-22

Headline:

Military now granting waivers allowing more recruits with criminal records

Reporter's name:

Editorial

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Houston Chronicle

City:

Houston, TX

Summary:

The military, particularly the Army and Marine Corps, is issuing an increasing number of waivers to allow recruits with felony and misdemeanor convictions into its ranks, according to a study using data obtained under FOIA, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Notes:

But a new study, using data obtained from the Pentagon through Freedom of Information requests, reveals that the military is now granting waivers that allow more recruits with criminal records, including felony convictions, to join the services, particularly the Army and Marine Corps.

Keywords:

recruits, Army, Marine Corps, moral waivers, criminal history


Agencies:

DOD

States:

TX

Categories:

Iraq
military


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