Shady Pasts, Good Soldiers

Phillip Carter highlights a new study:

The study looks at the performance of soldiers who entered the Army with waivers for prior criminal convictions, no high school diploma or other reasons. In a nutshell, these soldiers get into slightly more trouble, but assuming they make it through basic training and avoid major trouble, they're more likely to be better soldiers.

Given our current standards, that's a relief, no?