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Parents, Teens and Military Recruiting

Historically, military recruiters have been most successful attracting students right out of high school. But recruiting of teens can create conflict with parents worried about the risks of a military career in wartime.


David Slotwinski, former Army Recruiting Commands Chief of Staff; former commander of the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command; president of Dynamic Leadership Solutions Group in Olympia, Wash.

Amy Hegopian, co-president of the Garfield High School PTSA in Seattle; a professor of public health at the University of Washington

Barbara Blackburn, school counselor at Greenbriar East High School in Lewisburg, W. Va.

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