White recruiting has fallen

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

The Army missed its target of 65,000 new recruits in 2023 by about 10,000 soldiers, due to a sharp decline in White recruits:

A total of 44,042 new Army recruits were categorized by the service as white in 2018, but that number has fallen consistently each year to a low of 25,070 in 2023, with a 6% dip from 2022 to 2023 being the most significant drop. No other demographic group has seen such a precipitous decline, though there have been ups and downs from year to year.

In 2018, 56.4% of new recruits were categorized as white. In 2023, that number had fallen to 44%. During that same five-year period, Black recruits have gone from 20% to 24% of the pool, and Hispanic recruits have risen from 17% to 24%, with both groups seeing largely flat recruiting totals but increasing as a percentage of incoming soldiers as white recruiting has fallen.


  1. Slovenian Guest says:

    Watching all those white guys getting killed on the news must have soured the romanticism of war.

    After watching the Ukraine war unfold, uncensored and from first-person perspective, one would have to be insane to join any military. Heck, if i ever hear the word “draft” on the news I’m heading for Switzerland!

    Or Canada, if I was in the US, maybe Ontario; I hear it’s a place to go, and a place to grow, Ontari-ari-ari-o…

  2. Jim says:

    Sometimes the U.S.’s unrestricted psychological warfare is too effective for its own good.

  3. Isegoria says:

    I must concede, I did not know A Place to Stand, a Place to Grow (Ontari-ari-ari-o!) was the unofficial provincial anthem of the Canadian province of Ontario.

  4. Michael van der Riet says:

    Yes but both Ukraine’s and Russia’s average IQ have increased.

  5. Bomag says:

    What Jim said.

    And the great glee with which they melt statues; rename bases; and pimp perversion in the institution. It’s bad enough when the enemy takes all my stuff; but then he has to go and have a lavish ceremony about the whole thing.

    What I’m quietly hearing is that we are running out of White kids for all stations of life. Much of recent recruitment was aided by generous perks and benefits; but now so much of the economy is in desperate need of honest people who can solve problems on the fly, that the military is being outbid.

  6. Bob Sykes says:

    Whites are a minority in the under 15 year-old cohort, so the browning and blackening of the US military will continue. The main issue will be the quality of the future recruits. Both black and Hispanic IQ’s are lower than whites’, so there will be problems manning high-tech weapons. McNamara’s experiment of drafting low-IQ troops (largely black) was a failure in that those draftees came with all sorts of behavioral and disciplinary problems.

    If we do get a new draft (likely), draft dodgers are advised to flee to Russia, a far better choice than Trudeau’s lunatic Canada. Mort Sahl’s quip that invading Canada rather than Vietnam because the Canadians were nice people no longer holds.

  7. VXXC says:

    Draft dodgers will have no place to run…
    but that’s fine.

    I don’t like users, and they’re absolutely users.

    Then again, most people are users.

    I’ve decided I don’t like you, most people.

    Have a nice life.

    P.S. You’ll wish you’d done something, also you’ll wish you’d gotten actual military training beyond being grabbed off the street or from under mom’s bed and tossed a rifle and ‘learn to live or don’t’.

    Sink or Swim..

  8. Slovenian Guest says:

    I was joking with someone how I’d sooner join the Taliban than the US army. Since you’d have total freedom in the mighty mountains of Afghanistan, leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the mighty rivers of the Hindu Kush; with the wind in your hair & a rifle on your back, with your best buddy by your side, you’d sing! Sing! Sing! I’m a Taliban and and I’m okay…

  9. Phileas Frogg says:


    I agree with your first statement. When we have no place to run Americans will realize we have a choice to make: we can stand and fight to end this incompetent regime of parasites at home, or we can board boats and plane’s to go and fight Russians, Chinese and Iranian abroad.

    Either way, you ain’t avoiding the fight, you’re just being given a golden opportunity to decide which enemy to fight. A rare choice to be sure.

    We’ll see what most Americans pick, since they’re both hard decisions.

  10. Doclove says:

    No White man in his right mind would join the American military today unless he was desperate financially etc. Even if White men join, there is no good incentive to stay in the military. There is no reason to help an organization that actively discriminates against you for your race or your sex in this case for being White and being a man. The military is not an organization which can discriminate against merit because the consequences are catastrophically fatal to itself and the nation if it does. In a civic nationalist country like the USA, one should reward merit regardless of race or sex. I personally want the best person leading me regardless of race or sex especially when it comes to the military and most other people do too. However, the USA is a racist country that discriminates against Whites especially Dixie(Southern) the most with Asians being second and discriminates against men. The military can afford to discriminate the least of all institutions because its mission is to kill, maim, mutilate and capture people and to destroy plus capture things. If the military is unable to do the things I listed in the previous sentence effectively enough then it will be destroyed by the enemy. No one in his right mind would want to support child transgenderism like the USA does either. I say this as an American Army veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan and as a White man.

  11. Doclove says:

    I almost forgot to add this to what I wrote above so I will add it now. The military just like the rest of society discriminates against men and Whites like I wrote above. The military also discriminates against the religious especially Christians and against heterosexuals just like all the other major institutions in the USA. I am a Christian specifically of the Catholic denomination and I am heterosexual but am a Northerner American. After having served in the American Army in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I can tell you that discrimination against Whites, men and Southerners is a very bad idea if one wants the American military to be the best in the world.

  12. Allen says:

    VXXC, being a willing slave to people who hate you doesn’t appeal to everyone. It’s probably a good fit for you though. Have fun!

  13. Jim says:

    Bomag: “What Jim said.”

    Many such cases.

    Bomag: “What I’m quietly hearing is that we are running out of White kids for all stations of life.”

    Are you also quietly hearing that “we” (that is, apolitical Boomer Corporate America executives and/or middle managers, I presume) intend to pay 1971 minimum wage to “our” young accountants, lawyers, engineers, technicians, etc., or is it the same old, same old, “We are running out of White kids for all stations of life [willing to work for barely-an-apartment, no net money, and absolutely no women]?”


    Please condition your answer appropriately.

  14. VXXC says:

    As far as slavery YOU ARE SLAVES ALREADY WHITE MEN. (Yes, I’m white, well…Irish American).

    Do these white men want the other men to have the artillery?
    And tanks?
    And, yes, missiles?

    “No White man in his right mind would join the American military today unless he was desperate financially etc.”

    It’s right mind to be trying your luck with AR’s and ‘Molotov Cocktails” against artillery, tanks, Missiles?

    OK. I guess we’re not of the same right mind. I for instance put things above ‘finance’.

    As far as slavery YOU ARE SLAVES ALREADY WHITE MEN. I’m just pointing out that an armed slave has more ‘status’.

  15. VXXC says:

    Doclove, I agree. Yes, I served too, and, yes, overseas and, yes, bang-bang.

    And all these bad and stupid things happened. And then some.

    I agree they want to drive young white men out of the military. I think I’m curious as to why?

    I also think that people who stand on principle will wish they had the artillery and armor; should principle be put against artillery will wish they’d been less practical.

    Artillery is the difference between pure and Puree. One is intangible, the other red chunky goo.

    However, if one is a redneck, and I am, and one grows up around rednecks and lives there [not south], one knows just how stubborn rednecks are, ESPECIALLY if they know they are making a mistake.

    You want to relive the Alamo with the ultimate outcome reversed? Congratulations! It’s already happening.

  16. VXXC says:


    I’d rather be an armed slave than an unarmed catamite.

    As for the people who hate us soldiers: these people seem to be…The Voters.

  17. Jim says:

    I shouldn’t like to be one, but it is objectively, undeniably true that congenitally stubborn Scots-Irish are the very thin thread just barely holding back the hollowing shell of America from the bottomless black abyss of killing fields and infinity GNC.

  18. VXXC says:

    American Rednecks are extremely stubborn. I am IC growing up around them. These are my friends and often comrades.

    BUT I will not co-sign LIES.

    Now no one likes to admit they make mistakes. Or worse be told they are making one…

    *I refer below to heavy ordinance-artillery&Up.*
    “You want to relive the Alamo with the ultimate outcome reversed? Congratulations! It’s already happening.”

    No one is holding America together, the geography does this, ties do this, but you can point to no group in America ‘holding it together.’.

    Now the Scot Irish and the rest of us are right not to fight for Our Ruling Scum, BUT fatally wrong to leave the Artillery and rest in their hands.

    Probably also a mistake to have angry Black Man [TM] as General CJCS, or to have Angry Black General holding the nukes over at STRATCOM, but as long as we get to play sullen, angry, fingering guns so cold they are ABSOLUTE ZERO (having not been fired just waved about) as long as VICTIM can be claimed …
    then it’s all been worth it. VICTIM being the point.
    You’re not holding anything together, you’re running to Florida and Texas because of gun laws, taste the freedom blah blah. No one is holding anything together because it’s coming apart, which is necessary ..however don’t enter war with known delusions. Unknown delusions are forgiveable, not known delusions.

    I have nothing against the Scot Irish, or any American Group: I will not co-sign LIES.
    It’s not all about me at all of course, but I really will insist on not co-signing LIES.

    America has had several chances to kill me by having me and so many others co-sign lies with our sweat, blood and in many cases lives. We didn’t know we were being lied to, used. Now we do. Yes, we believed, but we went and proved true.

    Now don’t worry, we have quite given up.
    I’m simply pointing out that heavy ordinance wins wars and rifles don’t, no matter how tricked out.

    The correct answer is to flip…it’s just precious democracy gives us no one to flip to…
    Trump of course is a coward, it’s proven, he can’t defend his own twitter account. Even Pu Yi had more balls. However Trump is good for exposing the truth, really he’s the ultimate investigative TV show ever.

    Thanks for the morning rant.
    For all of you who mock us: your chance to show us all how it’s done…is upon ye.

  19. Michael van der Riet says:

    Eliminating white recruitment to the armed forces makes it a lot easier to quell the coming insurrection.

  20. VXXC says:

    In truth the military Hispanics and usually military blacks are as patriotic as the whites. Yes, Blacks probably vote Democrat more, as do many whites.

    The coming insurrection is not likely to be suppressed by the military on a racial basis, if at all.

    1. What insurrection? Disintegration at the national level is slowly happening…that’s not the same thing. Insurrections just don’t happen, do put down Dickens, he’s no historian.

    2. I’m not at all sure the slow and ongoing dissolving of DC and the consequences will have much of a racial tinge at all. I don’t think there’s much appetite for it offline IRL.

    3. The military is as likely to first freeze then dissolve as the Iraqi units did, or the Afghan units did …. you’d have to serve under this type of leadership to understand. You can look at the examples I named.

    4. We’re looking at some version of 1911 China where the Qing dynasty [Manchu] just collapsed.

    5. This means the leaders and movements will come from yes fertile and armed ground, but from the bottom up.

    6. Optimistically, the Constitution if it had leaders fighting for it – it presently doesn’t – would have the biggest team potentially. There’s no leadership in sight however…

    7. Except perhaps stirrings at last, again Optimistically but this is movement…DOD has created a problem in all ranks below General and Admiral. Utter disgust down to the very children in DOD schools, who are usually watchful and quiet unless the teachers mention ‘General’, then the Children hiss ‘they’re not of us, they’re part of the elites.” Then they’re quiet again.

    They grow up so fast.

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