Recruiting officer urges APG, RDECOM to share Army’s high-tech message
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Sharing the Army’s high-tech story with the American public will help build a stronger military, a senior recruiting officer said May 13 during a visit to APG’s research facilities.
Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commanding general, U.S. Army Accessions Command, said many high-school students, parents and teachers are not aware of the Army’s cutting-edge research and development. Long-held incorrect notions about the military are difficult to break, he said.
“We need to change how people think about the Army,” Freakley said. “Who aren’t we telling the Army story to? Imagine if local high-school Junior [Reserve Officer Training Corps] kids could come out here to see technology, science, engineering and math. It would fire them up.”