November 20, 2023

US Army Wants Relieved Anti-Vaccine Soldiers Back as Recruitment Woes Loom

Source: The Defense Post

Journalist: Joe Saballa

The US Army wants to re-enlist soldiers who were discharged for refusing COVID-19 vaccines as the service grapples with increasing recruitment challenges.

According to a report by Task & Purpose, around 1,900 anti-vaccine soldiers were sent letters with instructions on how to rejoin the force.


“Some people were already on their way out of the military, and they didn’t want to get the vaccine and they just didn’t care,” Center for a New American Security director Kate Kuzminski said. “I think that may account for a significant portion of the individuals represented in the data.”

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  • Katherine L. Kuzminski

    Deputy Director of Studies, Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Katherine L. Kuzminski (formerly Kidder) is the Deputy Director of Studies, and the Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society (MVS) Program at CNAS. Her research special...