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Outlook 2012: National Guard becoming selective with its recruits

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There's still just as many National Guard jobs available each year as there used to be, but -- like nearly everything else -- they've become more competitive. Standards are higher now. Among the biggest changes: almost every National Guard member must have a high school diploma. "That doesn't mean everybody we bring in was an Eagle Scout and runs a 4-minute mile and has a 4.0," recruiter Lt. Col. Steven Rowe said. "But 90 percent ...

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