USA — Active-duty Services Report Recruiting Success

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 — All four active ser­vices met or exceed­ed their recruit­ing and reten­tion goals for the fis­cal year through Decem­ber, Defense Depart­ment offi­cials announced today.
Addi­tion­al­ly, five of the six reserve com­po­nents have met or exceed­ed their recruit­ing goals so far for the fis­cal year that began Oct. 1.

In the active duty force, the Army made 103 per­cent of its goal, with 14,533 recruits against a tar­get of 14,100. The Navy made 100 per­cent of its goal, with 7,069 recruits. The Marine Corps made 100 per­cent of its goal, with 5,915 recruits against a goal of 5,895. The Air Force also made 100 per­cent of its goal, with 11,692 recruits. 

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force reten­tion rates are at or above the fis­cal year-to-date goals through Decem­ber, offi­cials said. 

In the reserve com­po­nents, the Army Nation­al Guard made 109 per­cent of its acces­sion goal, sign­ing up 14,106 recruits against a tar­get of 12,954. The Army Reserve made 111 per­cent of its goal, with 7,639 acces­sions against a tar­get of 6,949. The Navy Reserve met its goal of 1,917 accessions. 

The Marine Corps Reserve attained 116 per­cent of its goal, with 2,637 acces­sions against a goal of 2,266, and the Air Force Reserve made 101 per­cent of its goal, with 2,354 recruits against a goal of 2,340. The Air Nation­al Guard made 99 per­cent its goal of 1,572, with 1,564 recruits. 

Loss­es through attri­tion in all reserve com­po­nents were with­in accept­able lim­its, offi­cials said. 

In Novem­ber, Defense Depart­ment offi­cials announced their intent to use fis­cal year-to-date goals rather than month­ly goals to report recruit­ing to offer the pub­lic a more com­pre­hen­sive look at mil­i­tary recruiting. 

To derive recruit­ing goals, offi­cials con­sid­er the num­ber of ser­vice mem­bers who may choose to stay in or leave each month and then fac­tor in a service’s desired end strength. The ser­vices then adjust their recruit­ing mis­sion to ensure end-strength goals won’t be exceed­ed, an offi­cial explained. 

Ser­vices may pur­pose­ly come in under short-term goals to ensure they don’t come in over their autho­rized end strength, the offi­cial noted. 

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

Face­book and/or on Twit­ter

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →