Government Bodies and other Organizations
Coalition Against Militarism in Schools
Advocacy group opposed to recruiting in schools.
Department of Defense
The Department of Defense's official Web site publishes daily casualty reports. The site also provides official news reports from the Iraq and Afghan operations and issues a daily press release.
Department of Education, "The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act"
Details on the law governing the release of school records and family contact information.
Military Personnel: DOD Needs Action Plan to Address Enlisted Personnel Recruitment and Retention Challenges, GAO-06-134, November 17, 2005
Report from the Government Accountability Office. The "GAO found that the components offered financial incentives to servicemembers in consistently overfilled occupational specialties." The report also notes that the Department of Defense "lacks the information needed to provide assurance to the Secretary of Defense, Congress, and the taxpayer that the increasing amount of funding spent on recruiting and retention is appropriately and effectively targeted to occupational specialties."
Leave My Child Alone
Advocacy group opposed to the release of information through the No Child Left Behind Act.
National Priorities Project
Find out the number of new military recruits in 2004 coming from any U.S. high school, county, zip code and state. Get analysis with tables and charts explaining who these recruits are in terms of income levels, race/ethnicity and more.
United States Army, Junior ROTC
Web site for The United States Army's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command G5
The G5 Directorate executes public affairs, local advertising, partnerships and outreach programs to support all U.S. Army recruiting objectives. The staff directs programs in the areas of public and command information and community relations, and provides policy and guidance to 46 subordinate advertising and public affairs offices that support nearly 1,700 recruiting stations nationwide.
Recent articles about recruiting
"Army Recruiters Say They Feel Pressure to Bend Rules"
Damien Cave, May 3, 2005, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Court Eyes Military Recruiting Law"
CBS News, May 2, 2005, Report on The Supreme Court's upcoming case on whether colleges and universities may bar military recruiters from their campuses without fear of losing federal funds.
"Growing Problem for Military Recruiters: Parents"
Damien Cave, THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 3, 2005
"Hardball Recruiter Gets Promoted"
CBS News, July 14, 2005, "Correspondent Lee Cowan updates for CBSNews.com a recent story about an Army recruiter accused of questionable tactics."
"How Far Will Army Recruiters Go?,"
CBS News, May 2, 2005
"High Court to Hear Case on Military Recruiting"
THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, May 13, 2005
"Realities of recruitment,"
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, June 27, 2004
"Vital Military Jobs Go Unfilled, Study Says,"
Damien Cave, NEW YORK TIMES, November 18, 2005
"Youths in Rural U.S. Are Drawn To Military,"
Ann Scott Tyson, THE WASHINGTON POST, November 4, 2005
Former Army recruiter Jimmy Massey is interviewed about recruiting practices in NOW's report.
"The Recuiter's War"
Michael Bronner, VANITY FAIR, September 2005
"Is Jimmy Massey Telling the Truth about Iraq?"
Ron Harris, ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH, November 5, 2005
"Is Ron Harris Telling the Truth?"
Jimmy Massey, Counterpunch, November 10, 2005
Did Former Marine Jimmy Massey Lie About U.S. Military Atrocities in Iraq? A Debate Between Massey and Embedded Reporter Ron Harris
Transcript of a debate heard on DEMOCRACY NOW.
Additional Sources: READERS COMPANION TO MILITARY HISTORY