Teadrunkest t1_j5shd24 wrote

Idk why this myth is pervasive. Recruiters do not “love” low income neighborhoods and schools. The overlap of “downsides of poverty” and “things that will disqualify recruits” is almost a complete circle. Health issues exacerbated to chronic conditions because of poor health care, poor fitness and weight issues, increased rate of criminal records, lowered rate of high school graduation, scoring poorly on the entrance test, etc etc. All disqualifying.

US military recruits are underrepresented in regards to the poorest and richest percentiles, and overrepresented by the middle class.