Military recruitment — the story goes — surged dramatically after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The problem is, the story was not true.
Nationally, the Army met its recruitment goals in 2001 and 2002. By 2005, it had fallen short of its 80,000-person goal.
The same trend played out in Asheville, according to numbers Sully provided.
In 2002, recruiters beat the goal by 54 people with a total of 455 signed up for active duty. The next year, the numbers were up by 20 and in 2004, recruiters attracted an extra 48 people for a total of 409.Read the full article