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The Peace Corps touts how many initial “applications” it receives, but this is a cover for the fact that there is currently no surplus of applicants '''who are medically qualified to become Peace Corps Volunteers.''' Only medically fit applicants can become Volunteers, so emphasizing the number of initial “applicant” pool is irrelevant and misleading.
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|middlename=Clel
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|lastname=Long
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|country=Bolivia
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|yearservicestarted=1962
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|yearserviceended=1964
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|site=Los Negros Leprosy Colony
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|state=Oklahoma
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|uscity=Dover
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|program=Agriculture
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{{who served in | Bolivia}}
  
Indeed, for the Peace Corps to tout the number of initial “applicants” – the number before the medical screening process – is intentionally misleading. '''The Peace Corps knows that applicants might not be interested in joining the Peace Corps if they knew that the agency is having trouble filling its slots.'''
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==Dates Unknown==
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[[Taylor Hackford]]
  
'''The truth is that there is no selectivity at the Peace Corps''' – other than to determine if the applicant is ambulatory. 100% of the applicants who are medically fit are invited to training and service as a Volunteer.
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==1962==
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[[Kenneth Rustad]]<br>
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[[donald g bryan]]<br>
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[[Jon Roger Perry]]<br>
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[[Marjorie Nishek]]<br>
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[[Michael Hacker]]<br>
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[[Wayne Nishek]]<br>
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[[Nancy T. Sturdivant]]<br>
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[[Art Andres Jr.]]<br>
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[[Myrtis Becker]]<br>
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[[Ken Boice]]<br>
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[[Ben Brackin]]<br>
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[[Bill Brownell]]<br>
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[[Peter Burr]]<br>
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[[Norm Coble]]<br>
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[[Ed Dennison]]<br>
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[[Audrey Dewerff]]<br>
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[[Chuck Glass]]<br>
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[[Jim Herberger]]<br>
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[[Judy Herberger]]<br>
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[[Sharleen Hirschi]]<br>
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[[Paul Lofton]]<br>
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[[Peter Nieblas]]<br>
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[[Larry Oglesby]]<br>
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[[Vern Risty]]<br>
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[[Peter Roycraft]]<br>
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[[Don Rozell]]<br>
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[[Ken Rustad]]<br>
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[[Bill Schenk]]<br>
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[[Lounelle Selle]]<br>
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[[Eric Smith]]<br>
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[[Tom Stachelek]]<br>
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[[John Sykes]]<br>
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[[Orville Tenbrink]]<br>
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[[Rose Epps]]<br>
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[[Larry Wohlwend]]<br>
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[[George Wright]]<br>
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[[Mel Zielinski]]<br>
  
'''This means that applicants who are medically fit have virtually unlimited leverage with the Peace Corps to control the placement process.''' They can insist on being sent to a country with a low early quit rates (posted in Wiki) and one with the best survey responses from the Volunteers (posted in Wiki). The Peace Corps cannot say – as if so often does – “if you don’t accept this offer, there might not be another.” When there is no surplus, that ruse is a hollow bluff. The Peace Corps has no surplus of applicants it can turn to if one applicant become selective and refuses to adhere to the script of the bureaucrats. 
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==1963==
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[[Earl Bahler]]<br>
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[[James M. Hooper]]<br>
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[[Nancy Keebler Bissell]]<br>
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[[Philip T. Hill]]<br>
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[[Henry Wilhelm]]<br>
  
Applicants should have no fear insisting that they be placed in a country with a low early quit rate and strongly positive ratings from the Volunteers in the annual survey. With the Peace Corps all the power rests with the applicants. This is a case where the buyer is king. In the commercial market place, if there are many more sellers than buyers, the buyers are king. That’s the situation with the Peace Corps application process.
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==1964==
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[[Barbara Kempczinski]]<br>
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[[BOBBY EUGENE BURNS]]<br>
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[[Cara Linn Joe]]<br>
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[[Daryl Knox]]<br>
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[[David Paul Winkelmann]]<br>
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[[Joseph Rogers Dickinson, Jr.]]<br>
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[[marge Reifsnyder]]<br>
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[[William Dain]]<br>
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==1965==
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[[Andrew D. Cohen]]<br>
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[[Frank Cremins]]<br>
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[[Frederick E. Wepprecht]]<br>
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[[James Douglas Beals]]<br>
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[[Keith G. Williams]]<br>
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[[Larry Stearns]]<br>
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[[Lorrain Giddings]]<br>
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[[Margaret Mimna Cummings]]<br>
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[[Mike Eskitch]]<br>
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[[Sabina Marie Dunton]]<br>
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[[Zoe Hellekson Rae]]<br>
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==1966==
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[[Averill Strasser]]<br>
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[[Bruce B. Cohen]]<br>
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[[Douglas Charles Haring]]<br>
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[[James N. Parkinson]]<br>
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[[Jay C Vincent]]<br>
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[[John Michael Fogg]]<br>
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[[Ray Petty]]<br>
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==1967==
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[[dan roque]]<br>
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[[David P. Dolson]]<br>
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[[Don Beck]]<br>
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[[Douglas Langan]]<br>
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[[Frank T. Darmiento]]<br>
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[[Jeff Fletcher]]<br>
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[[John S. Waterman]]<br>
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[[Paul M. Martin]]<br>
  
The Peace Corps has tacitly acknowledged this situation with its recent statement that it will now – as it never has before – seek to honor the country and program requests of the applicants, seek to expedite the onerous medical screening process, and otherwise cater to the applicants. It would never do this if it weren’t forced to do so by a shortage of applicants. See [http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/press/2418/ http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/press/2418/] for more information.
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==1968==
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[[Bill Buzenberg]]<br>
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[[Fred Krieger]]<br>
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[[Kirk Harder]]<br>
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[[Michael H. Fox]]<br>
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==1969==
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[[John V. Albertella]]<br>
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[[Louise Gregg]]<br>
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[[Peter Maki]]<br>
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[[Shirley Howard]]<br>
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[[Steven Kraft]]<br>
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[[William Michael "Mike" Green]]<br>
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==1970==
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[[Bill Miller]]<br>
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[[Donald Dilworth]]<br>
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[[Joel Moline]]<br>
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[[Paul J Fisher]]<br>
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[[Terry Linkletter]]<br>
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==1990==
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[[Valorie C. Voigt]]<br>
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[[Vance Russell]]<br>
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==1991==
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[[Dana Blakeslee]]<br>
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[[Jeffrey Horton]]<br>
  
'''It appears that there is no only a shortage of applications but that the number of Peace Corps Volunteers in the field is declining in real terms.''' In 2009 there were 4188 Volunteers who entered service, in 2010 it was 4338, in 2011 it was only 3431, and in 2012 it was 2871. '''This implies that the problem is worse than the absence of a surplus; the Peace Corps is contracting. It’s in decline.'''
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==1992==
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[[Beth Schira Dazell]]<br>
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[[Brooke Palmer]]<br>
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[[Candace Stoughton]]<br>
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[[John H. Kim]]<br>
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[[kimberly winter]]<br>
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[[Kyle Bohnenstiehl]]<br>
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[[Matthew J. Hayek]]<br>
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[[naomi gabriela schwartz]]<br>
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[[pam doan]]<br>
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[[Scott Merrick Campbell]]<br>
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==1993==
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[[Blake W Bratt]]<br>
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[[Chantel Campbell]]<br>
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[[Ken Cousins]]<br>
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[[Melissa Quimby]]<br>
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[[Miguel Eduardo Gomez/Pacheco]]<br>
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[[Sheila Broderick Martin]]<br>
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==1994==
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[[Eric Esparra]]<br>
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==1995==
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[[Aaron RIstow]]<br>
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[[Fred Werner]]<br>
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[[Mark Mobius]]<br>
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[[James "Jaime" Critchfield]]<br>
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[[jwseymour]]<br>
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[[Kipp Sutton]]<br>
  
Would an individual want to attend a college that could barely fill its Freshman class and accepted 100% of the applicants? Or is not able to fill its Freshman class? What would this lack of selectivity mean in terms of the quality of their classmates and the value of the degree?
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==1996==
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[[Cathy Reidy]]<br>
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[[Clinton Siegle]]<br>
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[[Greg Hobbs]]<br>
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[[Stephen Edwards]]<br>
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[[Megan Romberg]]<br>
  
Six years ago Wiki received data from the Peace Corps – via a FOIA request – that in FY 2007 the Peace Corps received 11,108 applications, but only 4,588 survived the medical and legal clearance process to become “qualified.” Of this pool, 4,408 were invited to training. This means that of this pool of “qualified” applicants, all but 180 or 96% were invited to training. The ratio of those who were medically and legally cleared to those who were invited to training was 1.04 to 1. Pursuant to the same FOIF request, Wiki found that in FY 2008 the Peace Corps reports that it received 13,041 applications, but only 4,265 survived the medical and legal clearance process to become “qualified.” Of this pool, 4,123 were invited to training. This means that from this pool of “qualified” applicant, all but 142 or 96.7% were invited to training. The ratio of those who were medically cleared to those who were invited to training was 1.03 to 1.
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==1997==
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[[Kristy Lord]]<br>
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[[Lisa Thomson]]<br>
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[[Matt Sholler]]<br>
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[[Matthew Howard Thompson]]<br>
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[[Sean Nagle]]<br>
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[[Tim Hoye]]<br>
  
When Wiki filed a FOIA request to update this data, it was absolutely clear what Wiki wanted. Indeed, Wiki cited the data it had previously received from the Peace Corps as the template for what it requested in the new request. Nonetheless, the Peace Corps dissembled for six months – repeatedly misconstruing the date that Wiki sought and forwarding the wrong data to Wiki – in an obvious attempt to hide the embarrassing facts about the applicant pool shortage.  
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==1998==
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[[Christopher E. Devers]]<br>
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[[Dan Senour]]<br>
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[[Debbie Zarnt]]<br>
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[[Jason Girard]]<br>
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[[Joseph P. Sanders]]<br>
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[[Kristian Morales]]<br>
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[[Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba]]<br>
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[[Stephanie Lynn Daza]]<br>
  
The Peace Corps finally complied with FOIA and provided current data that show that of the applicants who are medically fit in 2009 89% were invited to training and service, for 2010 it was 87%, for 2011 it was 90%, and for 2012 it was 99%. Indeed, in 2012, only 16 of the applicants who were found to be medically fit were not invited to training and service. Printed below is the table from which these percentages are derived.
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==1999==
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[[daniel baker]]<br>
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[[Kate McPeek]]<br>
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[[Sally Love]]<br>
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[[Kim Glick]]<br>
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[[Vicki Tripolitis]]<br>
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[[Heather Green]]<br>
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[[Lisa Conforti]]<br>
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[[Angela Gadino]]<br>
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[[Cathy Fitzgerald]]<br>
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[[Jon Froyd]]<br>
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[[Misty Crowe]]<br>
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[[Marc Goodhue]]<br>
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[[Mitch S]]<br>
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[[Matt Heffron]]<br>
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[[Bob]]<br>
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[[Holly Cantillon]]<br>
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[[Slyvia]]<br>
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[[Ana Zambie]]<br>
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[[Angela Hogg]]<br>
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[[Rich Brickman]]<br>
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[[Nancy]]<br>
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[[V. Lagioia]]<br>
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[[Susan Weber]]<br>
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[[James Catto]]<br>
  
The lack of selectivity at the Peace Corps compares unfavorably with the acceptance rate for Teach for America, which also involves a two-year service commitment. In 2011 it received a record number of 48,000 applications. The organization selected 5,200 applicants to be teachers — 77 percent graduated this spring, 6 percent of them graduate students and 17 percent professionals.  In 2010 the organization received 46,000 applications and had an acceptance rate of 12 percent. In 2008, it had just over 24,700 applications with an acceptance rate of nearly 15 percent.
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==2000==
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[[Brian "Ian" Hofsteen]]<br>
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[[Erin Camarena]]<br>
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[[Kelly O'Neil]]<br>
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[[Kristina J. Owens]]<br>
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==2001==
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[[Nat Reynolds]]<br>
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==2002==
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[[kristin wolter]]<br>
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[[Michael Yadrick]]<br>
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[[Scott Richards]]<br>
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==2003==
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[[Michelle Pena]]<br>
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[[Robb Stangland]]<br>
  
The fact that the Peace Corps is not selective – other than for medical fitness – means that it is not able to select the applicants who have the greatest commitment to grassroots development assistance, those with the deepest experience in immersion in a foreign culture, or those with particularly useful skills. The absence of selectivity means that the Peace Corps is taking in many who will quit early – one explanation for the high, costly and embarrassing early quit rates.
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==2004==
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[[margaret ann kosco]]<br>
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[[Justin Lovell]]<br>
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[[Alexis Siegel]]<br>
  
'''The bottom line for applicants is clear. Applicants have power. They can insist that they be sent to a country with a low early quit rate and superior ratings form the Volunteers in the annual surveys. Wiki recommends that applicants insist on their requests and if they are not honored to put their applications on hold until they are honored.'''
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==2006==
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[[Luke Bourassa]]
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[[Cristobal Salvaje]]<br>
  
The Peace Corps may complain that these are not the most current statistics, but rather than complain, it has the power to publish the most current statistics. It could admit that there is an application shortage. It could admit that it is not able to be selective, other than for medical fitness. As for Wiki, we have found securing data from the Peace Corps under the Freedom of Information Act to be so difficult and painful that we will not be filing additional FOIA requests to secure updates of the selectivity/application data. Wiki urges applicants to request the most current data from their recruitment officer. (Applicants must always seek the percentage of applicants who have survived the medical screening process who are invited to training.) If the placement officer won’t provide the current statistics, applicants should put their applications on hold until the Peace Corps becomes transparent with applicants.
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==Source==
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[http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Peace Corps Online] Directory of Bolivia RPCVs
  
To be clear, the reason why Wiki is publishing this data is to encourage the Peace Corps to intervene to reform the poorly managed programs. If applicants use the data Wiki is providing, to become selective, and use their power arising from the shortage of applicants, the Peace Corps may be forced to reform the poorly managed programs. Wiki is attempting to use market forces – consumer demand – to drive reform. Applicants have power, both to secure an invitation to serve in a well managed country and also to encourage the Peace Corps to overhaul the poorly managed countries.
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Dates Unknown

Taylor Hackford

1962

Kenneth Rustad
donald g bryan
Jon Roger Perry
Marjorie Nishek
Michael Hacker
Wayne Nishek
Nancy T. Sturdivant
Art Andres Jr.
Myrtis Becker
Ken Boice
Ben Brackin
Bill Brownell
Peter Burr
Norm Coble
Ed Dennison
Audrey Dewerff
Chuck Glass
Jim Herberger
Judy Herberger
Sharleen Hirschi
Paul Lofton
Peter Nieblas
Larry Oglesby
Vern Risty
Peter Roycraft
Don Rozell
Ken Rustad
Bill Schenk
Lounelle Selle
Eric Smith
Tom Stachelek
John Sykes
Orville Tenbrink
Rose Epps
Larry Wohlwend
George Wright
Mel Zielinski

1963

Earl Bahler
James M. Hooper
Nancy Keebler Bissell
Philip T. Hill
Henry Wilhelm

1964

Barbara Kempczinski
BOBBY EUGENE BURNS
Cara Linn Joe
Daryl Knox
David Paul Winkelmann
Joseph Rogers Dickinson, Jr.
marge Reifsnyder
William Dain

1965

Andrew D. Cohen
Frank Cremins
Frederick E. Wepprecht
James Douglas Beals
Keith G. Williams
Larry Stearns
Lorrain Giddings
Margaret Mimna Cummings
Mike Eskitch
Sabina Marie Dunton
Zoe Hellekson Rae

1966

Averill Strasser
Bruce B. Cohen
Douglas Charles Haring
James N. Parkinson
Jay C Vincent
John Michael Fogg
Ray Petty

1967

dan roque
David P. Dolson
Don Beck
Douglas Langan
Frank T. Darmiento
Jeff Fletcher
John S. Waterman
Paul M. Martin

1968

Bill Buzenberg
Fred Krieger
Kirk Harder
Michael H. Fox

1969

John V. Albertella
Louise Gregg
Peter Maki
Shirley Howard
Steven Kraft
William Michael "Mike" Green

1970

Bill Miller
Donald Dilworth
Joel Moline
Paul J Fisher
Terry Linkletter

1990

Valorie C. Voigt
Vance Russell

1991

Dana Blakeslee
Jeffrey Horton

1992

Beth Schira Dazell
Brooke Palmer
Candace Stoughton
John H. Kim
kimberly winter
Kyle Bohnenstiehl
Matthew J. Hayek
naomi gabriela schwartz
pam doan
Scott Merrick Campbell

1993

Blake W Bratt
Chantel Campbell
Ken Cousins
Melissa Quimby
Miguel Eduardo Gomez/Pacheco
Sheila Broderick Martin

1994

Eric Esparra

1995

Aaron RIstow
Fred Werner
Mark Mobius
James "Jaime" Critchfield
jwseymour
Kipp Sutton

1996

Cathy Reidy
Clinton Siegle
Greg Hobbs
Stephen Edwards
Megan Romberg

1997

Kristy Lord
Lisa Thomson
Matt Sholler
Matthew Howard Thompson
Sean Nagle
Tim Hoye

1998

Christopher E. Devers
Dan Senour
Debbie Zarnt
Jason Girard
Joseph P. Sanders
Kristian Morales
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba
Stephanie Lynn Daza

1999

daniel baker
Kate McPeek
Sally Love
Kim Glick
Vicki Tripolitis
Heather Green
Lisa Conforti
Angela Gadino
Cathy Fitzgerald
Jon Froyd
Misty Crowe
Marc Goodhue
Mitch S
Matt Heffron
Bob
Holly Cantillon
Slyvia
Ana Zambie
Angela Hogg
Rich Brickman
Nancy
V. Lagioia
Susan Weber
James Catto

2000

Brian "Ian" Hofsteen
Erin Camarena
Kelly O'Neil
Kristina J. Owens

2001

Nat Reynolds

2002

kristin wolter
Michael Yadrick
Scott Richards

2003

Michelle Pena
Robb Stangland

2004

margaret ann kosco
Justin Lovell
Alexis Siegel

2006

Luke Bourassa Cristobal Salvaje

Source

Peace Corps Online Directory of Bolivia RPCVs