enlistment enlistment  /ɛn ˈlɪst mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a period of time spent in military service
  2. (n) the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

Usage(s):

  1. But proposed enlistment bonuses and other economic incentives will not make the military any more attractive to upper-middle-class young people.
  2. Whether Democrat, Republican, or independent, we can unite with common purpose around the commitment to our servicemen and women that begins at enlistment and must never end.
  3. By the time they approach re-enlistment, most captains have about eight years in uniform and are the most experienced officers who still work directly with new recruits.

News

  • Fort celebrates 238th Army birthday

    Candy Whiting • Herald/Review • Army Lt.Col. Andrew McClelland, left, Battalion Commander of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, congratulates Spc. Shinece Canady on her reenlistment on the Army's 238th birthday Friday. Canady baked and served the cake for the birthday celebration at the Thunderbird Dining Facility on Fort Huachuca. SIERRA VISTA   — Friday was a special day for any member ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

Quotes

  1. "I felt, particularly in these numbers, that it was breaking faith," Gates said. "It wasn't a violation of the enlistment contract, but I believe that when somebody's end date of service comes up, to hold them against their will, if you will,...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

  2. "Right now the military is meeting all of its goals on re-enlistment and accessions into the military. We're doing very, very well," Hunter said.
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Duncan Hunter Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The most important difference between our two approaches," McCain said today, "is that Senator Webb offers veterans who served one enlistment the same benefits as those offered veterans who have re-enlisted several times."
    on May 26, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

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