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Study: 70 Percent of Army Recruits Have Diplomas

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Study: 70 Percent of Army Recruits Have Diplomas

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Study: 70 Percent of Army Recruits Have Diplomas

Study: 70 Percent of Army Recruits Have Diplomas

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A new study by NPP, a research group that looks at military trends, has concluded that last year, barely 70 percent of new Army recruits had high school diplomas. That's the lowest number in a quarter-century.

The study also found that about 40 percent of new recruits scored in the upper half of the military's general standards tests.

The Pentagon has attacked the study, saying it's getting the recruits it needs.