Recruiting Stays on Track for Active Service Components

WASHINGTON — All of the active ser­vice com­po­nents and five of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal year-to-date recruit­ing goals for fis­cal 2012 through Feb­ru­ary, Pen­ta­gon offi­cials report­ed today.

Here are each service’s recruit­ing totals — all at 100 per­cent of their goals — for the first five months of the fis­cal year, which began Oct. 1:

— Army: 22,478 acces­sions, with a goal of 22,350;

— Navy: 11,978 acces­sions, with a goal of 11,978;

— Marine Corps: 9,058 acces­sions, with a goal of 9,027; and

— Air Force: 12,314 acces­sions, with a goal of 12,314.

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

Here are the recruit­ing num­bers for the reserve com­po­nents through Feb­ru­ary:

— Army Nation­al Guard: 19,910 acces­sions, for 93 per­cent of its goal of 21,483;

— Army Reserve: 12,064 acces­sions, 113 per­cent of its goal of 10,702;

— Navy Reserve: 3,099 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 3,099;

— Marine Corps Reserve: 3,816 acces­sions, for 108 per­cent of its goal of 3,537;

— Air Nation­al Guard: 3,389 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 3,375; and

— Air Force Reserve: 3,564 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 3,564.

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)