Army relaxes recruiting standards

To meet recruiting goals, the Army has accepted more recruits who score poorly on exams and increased waivers for such infractions as marijuana use.

Percentage of recruits, with a score of 10-30 points out of 100 points on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, who were allowed to join the U.S. Army.

Exam categories, with percentages of those allowed to join the Army.

The Army has boosted bonus payments for new recruits. Average bonus amounts and the percentage of recruits who received them.