USA — Active, Reserve Components on Target for Recruiting

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 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 July, 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 55,131 acces­sions, with a goal of 54,200, for 102 per­cent;

— The Navy had 28,032 acces­sions, with a goal of 28,032, for 100 per­cent;

— The Marine Corps had 21,873 acces­sions, with a goal of 21,835, for 100 per­cent; and

— The Air Force had 23,210 acces­sions, with a goal of 23,210, for 100 per­cent.

Mean­while, five of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal acces­sion goals for the first 10 months of the fis­cal year:

— The Army Nation­al Guard had 41,704 acces­sions, with a goal of 43,659, for 96 per­cent;

— The Army Reserve had 25,206 acces­sions, with a goal of 23,134, for 109 per­cent;

— The Navy Reserve had 7,055 acces­sions, with a goal of 7,055, for 100 per­cent;

— The Marine Corps Reserve had 8,736 acces­sions, with a goal of 8,313, for 105 per­cent;

— The Air Nation­al Guard had 5,730 acces­sions, with a goal of 5,724, for 100 per­cent; and

— The Air Force Reserve had 7,644 acces­sions, with a goal of 7,632, 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)