The military depends on a constant flow of volunteers every year. According to 2017 Pentagon data, 71 percent of young Americans between 17 and 24 are ineligible to serve in the United States military. Put another way: Over 24 million of the 34 million people of that age group cannot join the armed forces—even if they wanted to. This is an alarming situation that threatens the country’s fundamental national security. If only 29 percent of the nation’s young adults are qualified to serve, and if this trend continues, it is inevitable that the U.S. military will suffer from a lack of manpower. A manpower shortage in the United States Armed Forces directly compromises national security. (Spoehr & Handy, 2018)
WHAT WE HEARD
Have their means of recruiting students, but no tracking from elementary through high school that would give indicators for successful degree completion.
There are not enough students in the pipe for certain jobs, particularly STEM related jobs and cyber security.
There are not enough qualified candidates coming out of college.
Parents are naïve about STEM and STEM careers.
Students are not getting the needed mentoring.
Students are getting lost in the system.
The Resolve solution
A better way of tracking students from elementary school through college to improve mentorship pairing
A means to provide continuous and ongoing educational streams, i.e. Kahn Academy
A formal means to establish and maintain mentors
A way to communicate to colleges and universities students attributes
A means to assess abilities, nurture them and enhance those abilities
Additionally a means to provide industry and government with quality global leaders