Army’s ‘middle ranks are dwindling.’

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While the Army boasts that it is exceeding retention rates, it is actually “losing more front-line sergeants and other noncommissioned officers than it can afford to.” The retention rate for soldiers who have served between six and eight years is below the mark, meaning that the military is losing “the leaders it believes it needs to press two wars and train its expanding force.”

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