The Navy is experiencing a tough year in terms of recruiting new personnel, leading to consequential changes within the service. As a response to the challenges faced, the Navy is considering increasing the length of tours of duty for sailors. The decision comes as a result of the struggle in getting more individuals to join the Navy. Rear Adm. Alexis Walker, a spokesperson for the Navy, has confirmed the difficulties encountered by recruiters. By extending the time spent in uniform, the Navy hopes to increase the number of sailors serving. This move aims to alleviate the burden placed on recruiters and ensure sufficient personnel for the service.
Today: December 1, 2023