Crack down on . . .

I get asked a lot about upgrades to discharges and whether it’s possible to enlist, or whether it’s possible to be retained —

Army Times reports:  The Army is cracking down on soldiers who are drug users, problem drinkers and troublemakers.

I used to tell people that when there was a lot of combat action and people were getting killed and the economy was good it’s possible that the person would get a break.  In the last few years I’ve changed to – generally you aren’t getting a break:  it’s a bad economy and recruiters are doing well in making production, and the economy is bad.