"That entry-level military pay isn't geared for a family. It's more for that 18-year-old high school graduate," Ms. Raezer said.
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"Quite a few people now who are coming in to the military are married, have a child or two. They may have been unemployed on the civilian side and maybe have wracked up debt. And so they're looking at the military for an opportunity," she said.