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|The move comes just six months after the army raised the maximum age from 35 to 40, reflecting continuing concerns about recruiting even though it has met its monthly goals for the past 12 months.
The command said more than 1,000 individuals over the age of 35 have enlisted since the maximum age was raised in January.
The next four months are crucial to the army's efforts to enlist 80,000 new recruits this fiscal year. Last year it fell about eight percent short of the mark.
The service will have to meet higher recruiting targets in the last four months than they did last year to reach the 80,000 mark.
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