Report | January 1, 2016

Early Learning: A National Security Imperative

Fact sheet: high-quality pre-K can help more young adults qualify for military service

As military leaders look ahead to the coming years, they are increasingly concerned that there are not enough qualified candidates to defend our nation. This concern stems from problems including education, obesity, crime and drug abuse that render 71% of today’s young adults ineligible for military service.

If we do not address such problems early on in children’s lives, the nation risks a shortage of qualified recruits—one that will leave the country vulnerable for years to come and threaten the strength of the future military.

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