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raw recruit

a new, inexperienced, or fresh recruit, such as someone just entering the army, navy, police, etc. These boys are nothing but raw recruits. They've never seen a gun up close!
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recruit someone for something

to seek and engage someone for something. Harry had to recruit a few people for the new jobs that opened up. We recruited three more people for the project.
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recruit someone from something

to convince someone to leave something and join one's own group. Phyllis recruited a new work team from the company she used to work for. We recruited a number of people from private industry.
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recruit someone into something

to seek out and induct someone into something. The recruitment office tried to recruit ten people a week into the army. The army recruited almost no one during the month of December.
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marine (recruit)

and marine officer
n. an empty beer or liquor bottle. (see also dead soldier, dead marine. These expressions are probably meant as derogatory to either marines or officer.) Every now and then the gentle muttering of the customers was accented by the breaking of a marine as it hit the floor. There’s a marine officer laying in the fireplace.
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We're always looking for the best and brightest Americans (and) it's easier to encourage recruits to come into our office if our office looks good,'' said Petty Officer 1st Class David McKee, a spokesman for the Navy.
Now the conservative Heritage Foundation has analyzed enlistee demographics by looking at household incomes in the zip codes recruits come from.
When calling recruits, I instruct my coaches to introduce themselves as a coach from Bethany.
gt;From January through April, Operations Center personnel assisted about 4,000 recruits and will probably assist around 11,000 before the year is over.
The recruits really did experience firsthand what many minority members do," says Constable Stephen Camp, the program's creator and an officer with the force's hate- and bias-crimes unit.
The Enhanced CD campaign is designed to provide a valuable, customizable source for prospective recruits seeking more information about life as an Army soldier and marks the first time the U.
New recruits may have signed on but they are still in their job hunting, organization-evaluating mode that many never leave.
Typically, recruits waiting for an opening in the academy spend a period of time in the office.
The police advertise for recruits in Muslim publications and Arabic radio programmes but Papeveld believes in the person to person approach, through organizations and in mosques.
A hospital that recruits a medical staff physician who is to perform services for or on behalf of the organization successfully satisfies the operational test by showing that the compensation paid to the physician is reasonable compared to the services the physician is providing in return.
In part, the two spies helped the FBI recruit more Soviets who, one supposes, would then have told us which of their colleagues might have made further FBI recruits.
Founded in 1989, ACES recruits executives in the areas of consumer products, computer services, engineering, legal, manufacturing, medical and pharmaceuticals for positions with salaries ranging from $25,000 to $200,000-plus.
Black military recruits carrying the abnormal hemoglobin S in their red blood cells are 28 to 40 times more likely to die suddenly during strenuous physical exertion than are recruits without the so-called sickle-cell trait, researchers reported this week.
Fox Reality, the all-reality, all-the-time cable network, presents a new original series from Scott Sternberg Productions, "The Academy" (working title), which documents the intense process of breaking down and building up raw recruits, turning them into ready-for-duty Deputy Sheriffs.
Recruiting update: UCLA doesn't expect any of its recruits to back off their commitments because of Bieniemy's move, sources said, and the Bruins are hoping to land a few more commitments before the deadline, including Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks quarterback Garrett Green.