@ Steben - You’re right, recruiting goals are being met. But you’re mistaken if you think it’s an easy, low stress job. Doonesbury is right on target here. In order to make those goals recruiters often have to accept marginal prospects and then hope and pray that the Drill Sergeants are able to sort them out and shape them up.
And don’t blame the Soldiers serving as recruiters for accepting low quality recruits in order to make their quotas. US Army Recruiting Command is on Fort Knox, not far from where I live. The officers and DA Civilians who staff that place are the ones who make the final decisions on who gets in and who does not. The recruiters are more like salesmen who submit the paperwork requesting approval. If it were up to the recruiters no one unfit would ever get that chance to wear a uniform.