Active Reserve Components on Target for Recruiting

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 — All of the military’s active duty and reserve com­po­nents are on tar­get to meet their recruit­ing and reten­tion goals for the fis­cal year, Pen­ta­gon offi­cials said today.

Through August, all four of the active duty com­po­nents had met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal acces­sion goals for that point in fis­cal 2011, which began Oct. 1. Here is the break­down:

— The Army had 60,199 acces­sions, with a goal of 59,150, for 102 per­cent;

— The Navy had 31,308 acces­sions, with a goal of 31,308, for 100 per­cent;

— The Marine Corps had 26,135 acces­sions, with a goal of 26,097, for 100 per­cent; and

— The Air Force had 26,533 acces­sions, with a goal of 26,533, for 100 per­cent.

Mean­while, five of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal acces­sion goals for the first 11 months of the fis­cal year:

— The Army Nation­al Guard had 45,972 acces­sions, with a goal of 48,108, for 96 per­cent;

— The Army Reserve had 28,058 acces­sions, with a goal of 25,617, for 110 per­cent;

— The Navy Reserve had 7,719 acces­sions, with a goal of 7,719, for 100 per­cent;

— The Marine Corps Reserve had 9,131 acces­sions, with a goal of 8,864, for 103 per­cent;

— The Air Nation­al Guard had 6,430 acces­sions, with a goal of 6,191, for 104 per­cent; and

— The Air Force Reserve had 8,456 acces­sions, with a goal of 8,444, for 100 per­cent.

All four ser­vices are on track to meet their annu­al reten­tion goals and all of the reserve com­po­nents are head­ed toward their annu­al attri­tion goals, offi­cials said.

Source:
U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)