Would Better GI Bill Affect Recruiting?June 29, 2017 | :
by Natalie Gross
Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefits may have little impact on military recruitment and retention, a new study suggests.
That’s because many new recruits and service members don’t have a good grasp on how they work, according to a RAND Corporation report evaluating military education benefits.
“I think that service members have a general understanding that the military will help them pay for college,” said Jennie Wenger, a senior economist at RAND, an organization tasked with researching this topic by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. “They’re weaker on the details.”