Recruiting Rebuttal

A senior Pentagon official yesterday took offense at the recent Government Accountability Office report on recruiting irregularities, despite the fact that DOD largely agreed with GAO’s findings. Bill Carr, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy, called the GAO’s approach “unfair” since it captured too broad a view. The report took note of a rise in recruiting wrongdoings from 2004 to 2005 and noted that the number of irregularities represented only a tiny fraction of accessions. Even Carr agrees that “one infraction is one too many.” So, what’s the beef