358 – 2nd Lt. Matthew Weiss – We Don’t Want You, Uncle Sam

I couldn’t help it. My first thought when I started looking at the website for the book, “We Don’t Want You, Uncle Sam”, was, what would a 2nd Lieutenant know about recruiting? Seriously? Then I started digging into the website and reading about Matthew Weiss’ view on the recruiting problem for the military and the solutions needed to fix it. I began to realize that Lieutenant Weiss may be onto something. I wanted to learn more.

Matthew joined the Marine Corps less than two years ago. His MOS is Signals Intelligence. Learning about the recruiting issues that surround the military, Matthew set out to learn about the problem affecting the military with the Gen Z demographic.

“We Don’t Want You, Uncle Sam”, is a bold solution to the recruiting problem in the U.S. Military. It is based on analysis from the 100K foot perspective but has personal stories woven into the narrative. This demonstrates how much thought Matthew put into this work. He is a Gen Z Marine working to connect with other Gen Z individuals who may or may not be considering military service. We talked about how the Marine Corps experience shaped both our lives. As we delved deeper into the book, I realized that maybe the ones to lead us out of the recruiting situation the American military is in right now may not be senior leadership, but junior enlisted and officers who understand the world through the eyes of those who were born after September 11th. I am glad I looked past the rank and talked with this Marine about why he cares about our military.

You can go to https://www.unclesambook.org/ to learn about Matthew and purchase his book.

Also, “We Don’t Want You, Uncle Sam” is available on amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CDF7Z32K/) right now.

Thank you for talking with me Sir, Semper Fidelis.

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