USA — Services Meet, Exceed Recruiting, Retention Goals

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 — Recruit­ing and reten­tion remained high through­out the ser­vices for the first five months of the fis­cal year, accord­ing to num­bers Pen­ta­gon offi­cials released today.
Through Feb­ru­ary, all four active-duty ser­vices and four of the five reserve com­po­nents had met or exceed­ed their recruit­ing goals for fis­cal 2011, which began Oct. 1, offi­cials said. The Air Nation­al Guard had met 99 per­cent of its goal, of recruit­ing 2,779 new mem­bers since the fis­cal year began.

Here’s where the active-duty ser­vices stand for fis­cal 2011 recruit­ing through Feb­ru­ary:
— Army: 28,112 acces­sions, for 102 per­cent of its goal of 27,500;
— Navy: 12,795 acces­sions for exact­ly 100 per­cent of its goal;
— Marine Corps: 9,681 acces­sions, exceed­ing 100 per­cent of its goal of 9,656; and
— Air Force: — 11,728 acces­sions for exact­ly 100 per­cent of its goal.
Here are the reserve com­po­nent fis­cal 2011 recruit­ing fig­ures through Feb­ru­ary:
— Army Nation­al Guard: 22,694 acces­sions, 104 per­cent of its goal of 21,777;
— Army Reserve: 12,708 acces­sions, with a goal of 11,427, for 111 per­cent;
— Navy Reserve: 3,297 acces­sions for exact­ly 100 per­cent of its goal;
— Marine Corps Reserve: 4,310 acces­sions, for 113 per­cent of its goal of 3,820; 113 per­cent;
— Air Nation­al Guard: 2,770 acces­sions, 99 per­cent of its goal of 2,779; and
— Air Force Reserve — 3,762 acces­sions, exceed­ing its goal of 3,748.

All of the active-duty ser­vices and reserve com­po­nents are on tar­get to meet their fis­cal-year reten­tion and attri­tion goals, offi­cials said.

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

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