Today's Army values athletes . . .
And today's athlete can develop in the Army. Because we have every sport imaginable. For every level of talent. In the finest playing facilities . . .
Today's athlete will like other things about the Army. The opportunity to learn a skill. A starting salary of $288 a month. All meals, housing, clothing, medical and dental care free. And 30 days' paid vacation a year.
So reads, in part, the text of a current U.S. Army recruitment advertisement, which also includes color photographs of nine contented young men clad in sports attire ranging from a fencing suit...