New Jersey National Guard recruiters are going after educators, reports AP.
They ride Black Hawk helicopters, fire mock assault rifles in combat simulators and can learn what it’s like to drive a Humvee. Some are so excited they want pictures of themselves holding guns.
But these enthusiasts aren’t about to join the military. They’re principals, teachers, coaches and mentors — people who New Jersey military recruiters believe hold the key to getting more high school students interested in the armed forces.
Enlistments are way up since the program began.