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This work focuses on the highly controversial Project 100,000 which was initiated in the midst of the Vietnam War and the War on Poverty during the Johnson administration. With the project as a model, the authors easily show exactly how the military examined, selected, classified, trained, and utilized the one third of our nation generally considered untrainable and unemployable. In addition to providing detailed statistics on the performance of lower aptitude youth in the military for the last half-century, this work analyzes experiments conducted by the armed forces to develop effective and efficient ways to train these youths.
THOMAS G.STICHT is Adjunct Professor of Industrial Psychology at the U.S. Postgraduate School in Monterey and President of Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Inc.WILLIAM B. ARMSTRONG is a Data Analyst with the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS), implementing the educational testing component of California's Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) program for welfare recipients.DANIEL T. HICKEY is an Instructional Technologist with Applied Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Inc.