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    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: U.S. Army soldiers take an oath of allegience as U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno swears in new recruits on June 14, 2012 in Times Square in New York City. Odierno, fellow Army troops and New York dignitaries marked the 237th anniversary of the U.S. Army at the event. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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    More young American college graduates are joining the military after discovering that other work is nearly impossible to find. The Navy saw 60 percent more enrollees with college degrees last year than in 2007. For many of those young men and women, the armed services is a career path they never thought they would pursue. “What I thought I’d be doing, going into college as an electrical engineer, I thought that I’d be working with gadgets, making robotic things,” says University of Maryland student Louis Lam. Instead, Lam has enlisted in the Navy after both of his parents lost their jobs.

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