USA — Recruiting Stays Strong in April, Officials Say

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 — All of the active com­po­nents and five of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their fis­cal 2012 recruit­ing goals through April, Pen­ta­gon offi­cials announced today.

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Here are the active com­po­nents’ acces­sion num­bers for the first sev­en months of the fis­cal year that began Oct. 1:

— Army: 32,711 acces­sions, 101 per­cent of its goal of 32,500;

— Navy: 18,196 acces­sions, 100 of its goal of 18,196;

— Marine Corps: 12,225 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 12,186;

— Air Force: –16,309 acces­sions, 100 per­cent of its goal of 16,309.

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

Here are the reserve-com­po­nent acces­sions through April:

— Army Nation­al Guard: 28,634 acces­sions, with 95 per­cent of its goal of 30,168;

— Army Reserve: 16,436 acces­sions, with 105 per­cent of its goal of 15,623;

— Navy Reserve: 4,418 acces­sions, with 100 per­cent of its goal of 4,418;

— Marine Corps Reserve: – 5,096 acces­sions, with 105 per­cent of its goal of 4,851;

— Air Nation­al Guard: – 4,893 acces­sions, with 100 of its goal of 4,879;

— Air Force Reserve – 5,013 acces­sions, with 100 per­cent of its goal of 5,013.

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

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