Recruiting Remains Strong Through March, Officials Say

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 — All of the active com­po­nents and five of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their fis­cal 2012 recruit­ing goals through March, Pen­ta­gon offi­cials report­ed today.

Here are the active com­po­nents’ acces­sion num­bers for the first six months of the fis­cal year, which began Oct. 1:

— Army: 27,701 acces­sions, 101 per­cent of its goal of 27,550;

— Navy: 15,151 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 15,151;

— Marine Corps: 10,625 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 10,591; and

— Air Force: 14,353 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 14,353.

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhib­it­ed strong reten­tion through the first sixth months of fis­cal 2012, offi­cials said.

Here are the reserve-com­po­nent acces­sions through March:

— Army Nation­al Guard: 24,706 acces­sions 95 per­cent of its goal of 25,991;

— Army Reserve: 14,095 acces­sions, 110 per­cent of its goal of 12,852;

— Navy Reserve: 3,756 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 3,756;

— Marine Corps Reserve: 4,485 acces­sions, 106 per­cent of its goal of 4,216;

— Air Nation­al Guard: 4,206 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 4,192; and

— Air Force Reserve: 4,255 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 4,255.

All reserve com­po­nents are on tar­get to achieve their fis­cal year attri­tion goals, offi­cials said.

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