A third of volunteer military recruits drop out

Source: The Local

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The 30.4 percent drop-out rate is an increase on a year ago when the rate was 27 percent. Defence Ministry figures released on Wednesday showed that 11,150 people completed a voluntary military service which lasts on average 13 months. Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziére set a target of between 5,000 and 15,000 volunteers in July 2011, when compulsory military or social service was scrapped.

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