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For the past few years approximately 32 million Americans have been of prime recruiting age for military service. Of that 32 million, about 6 million meet military eligibility standards. Of that 6 million, the Navy only selects about 40,000 volunteers a year. That means less than .125 percent of recruiting-age Americans are welcomed into the service to wear our uniform and represent themselves, their family, those who have served before and their nation. With that privilege comes responsibility.
Our junior Sailors--both officer and enlisted--are our dominant number, so to maintain a dominant force, we need to use their numbers to sustain a …