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Do you think the military should raise the age of joining our military for the desk jobs as well as field?

I have known and seen many men and women with experience with just common sense over the age of 36. They were in their 50's and they were far more skilled with intelligence and quicker from experience in the other jobs set for techinical and communications and in the field than a 36 year old. This is not to say that the younger is not as capable, but I think the combination of the two would be a lot healthier and safer for our youth. Stress is better handled on the shoulders of the more mature, and why pile it all on the young like we did in Viet Nam? We won WWII because everyone was involved. And Older men are not worried and preoccupied with their newborn baby being born and his wife etc., and that is hard when you are young. The older like Patton is like a stern Father figure, and everyone young can relate to that, it gives a good solid secure feeling, because the old f***s in Congress are not out there actively covering your butts, and that is the point, feeling secure.

Asked By: magime - 12/10/2006
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Dead on straight, put the experienced in there, even as "advisors", let the physical/dexterity/vision of the young and able do teh legwork, but the knowledge, diplomacy and raw instinct of veterans should not be discounted, it is not a "new world", every major conflict has had it's insurgents and guerilla warfare on... More
Answered By: catawhumpus - 12/10/2006
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It would be difficult logistically. Older personnel would only be able to serve in the rear so to speak, so those that push troops to the front would have to take that into consideration. Also, you would have to determine how many older personnel you would allow in at any given time, so as not to deplete fighting... More
Answered By: Mangy Coyote - 12/10/2006
 
Yep.
Answered By: Harvie Ruth - 12/11/2006
 
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