Smarter soldiers are better at just about every imaginable task in the Army. Yet, twelve percent of soldiers recruited in October were in Category IV (i.e. the 10th to 30th percentile in intelligence) which previously made up just 0.6% of soldiers. November Category IV recruit percentages were also in the double digits. This is very bad news for the Army. It hopes to limit Category IV recruits to 4% for the year, but that is six times historical levels of dumb soldiers.