31 Jan '18, 2pm

Experts Discuss How to Attract, Develop, Retain Tomorrow’s #Military https://t.co/H43UmylkAX

Experts Discuss How to Attract, Develop, Retain Tomorrow’s #Military https://t.co/H43UmylkAX

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity Who’s willing to serve in tomorrow’s military? It’s a question military leaders and experts continue to ask as national trends show the military-civilian divide is growing as fewer young people have direct connections to service members and veterans. Recently, Amber Smith, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach, joined other experts to discuss how that divide affects the all-volunteer force going into the future. The discussion comes as the Defense Department’s new initiative, This Is Your Military , kicks off to bridge that gap. Here were some of the biggest takeaways from the discussion. Amber Smith, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach, discusses the future of the military alongside Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. Photo courtesy of the Bipartisan Policy Center Time away from...

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