The US military is facing a 'real war for talent' — but some valuable recruits could be scared away

Maj. Tyler Ellison, a Thunderbirds pilot, administers the oath of enlistment to enlist Florida’s newest airmen during the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo Air Show at Lakeland, Florida, April, 25, 2015. (US Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

US military branch chiefs on Monday emphasized the importance of servicemembers to their forces’ operations. They also stressed they would be competing for the most qualified members of a small pool of applicants. In

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