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E-Mail to U.S. Army Recruiting Leaders

(Story created: 5/8/07)

This e-mail -- obtained by NewsChannel 5 -- was sent Tuesday morning to Army recruiting officials across the country by Frank Shaffery, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command's deputy director of recruiting operations.

Focusing on the apparent misconduct uncovered by our "Dishonorable Deceptions" investigation, the e-mail was sent to the leaders of the Army's five recruiting brigades (regions) and 41 recruiting battalions, a spokesperson confirms.

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Good morning,

Enough is Enough! I have no better way to communicate this other than to let you view this yourself.

I know we have had stand down days. We all have trained and ensured that our field force understands our values and why integrity is so important. But it appears that a few of our fellow Soldiers just don't get it given the allegations raised in the video.

It's not important what bn [battalion] or location this occurred in. It is important though that you communicate down to every recruiter in every station what this does to our organization and other members (the vast majority) of this command who do the right thing all of the time even when no one is looking.

This may or may not be the right way to communicate this and I only do so because enough is enough. We have to do something about it, not just let it continue.

This is not the first undercover story, but it should be the last that depicts any of our field force in such a manner.

Our mission is important, our success is expected, but not at the expense of compromising our integrity for any reason.

Here is link to a TV station's first report in a multi-part series of reports of recruiters at three recruiting stations caught on undercover camera. http://www.wtvf.com/Global/category.asp?C=85284

Recruiting with Integrity! Army Strong!

Frank

UNCLASSIFIED//

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