Navy again lowers requirements as it struggles to meet recruitment goals

January 29, 2024

The decision follows a move in December 2022 to bring in a larger number of recruits who score very low on the Armed Services Qualification Test. 5 The decision follows a move in December 2022 to bring in a larger number of recruits who score very low on the Armed Services Qualification Test. He said that of the more than 2,400 who were turned away last year, as many as 500 of them could score high enough to get in. 5 The Navy is the only service that enlists anyone considered a “category four” recruit, meaning they scored 30 or less on the qualification test. The Navy is the only service that enlists anyone considered a “category four” recruit, meaning they scored 30 or less on the qualification test.