U.S. Recruiting Remains on Target for Active Components

WASHINGTON — All four active ser­vices met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal acces­sion goals for fis­cal 2012 through May, Defense Depart­ment offi­cials announced today.

Here is the break­down:

— Army: 37,953 acces­sions, 101 per­cent of its goal of 37,700;
— Navy: 21,160 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 21,160;
— Marine Corps: 14,457 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 14,418; and
— Air Force: 18,952 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 18,952.

All four ser­vices exhib­it­ed strong reten­tion through the eighth month of the fis­cal year, offi­cials said.

Also, five of the six reserve com­po­nents had met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal acces­sion goals for the fis­cal year through May:

— Army Nation­al Guard: 32,542 acces­sions, 95 per­cent of its goal of 34,092;
— Army Reserve: 18,237 acces­sions, 104 per­cent of its goal of 17,595;
— Navy Reserve: 5,056 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 5,056;
— Marine Corps Reserve: 5,896 acces­sions, 106 per­cent of its goal of 5,583;
— Air Nation­al Guard: 5,669 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 5,655; 100 per­cent; and
— Air Force Reserve: 5,691 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 5,691.

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)