USA — Services Announce First Fiscal 2012 Recruiting Numbers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 — All four active-duty ser­vices and four of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their recruit­ing goals in Octo­ber, the first month of fis­cal 2012, Pen­ta­gon offi­cials announced today.

Here are the num­bers for the active ser­vices:

— Army: 5,462 acces­sions, for 101 per­cent of its goal of 5,400;

— Navy: 2,258 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 2,258;

— Marine Corps: 2,182 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 2,178;

— Air Force: 1,399 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 1,399.

Four of the six reserve com­po­nents met or exceed­ed their numer­i­cal acces­sion goals:

— Army Nation­al Guard: 3,450 acces­sions, for 96 per­cent of its goal of 3,578;

— Army Reserve: 1,728 acces­sions, for 106 per­cent of its goal of 1,630;

— Navy Reserve: 642 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 642;

— Marine Corps Reserve: 977 acces­sions, for 115 per­cent of its goal of 847;

— Air Nation­al Guard: 484 acces­sions, for 76 per­cent of its goal of 639; and

— Air Force Reserve: 614 acces­sions, for 100 per­cent of its goal of 614.

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all exhib­it­ed strong reten­tion num­bers for the first month of fis­cal 2012, offi­cials added, and all reserve com­po­nents met their fis­cal 2011 attri­tion goals. Attri­tion data for the reserve com­po­nents lags recruit­ing data by one month, offi­cials explained.

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