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All Active Services Meet Recruiting Goals Through August

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 – All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012 through August, Defense Department officials announced today.

Here are the services’ accessions for the first 11 months of the fiscal year:

-- Army: 51,325 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 52,700;

-- Navy: 32,622 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 32,592;

-- Marine Corps: 25,872 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 25,833; and

-- Air Force: 26,738 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 26,738.

All four services have exhibited strong retention for the fiscal year through August, officials said.

Meanwhile, five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012 through August. Though the Army Reserve is down 567 for the year, this was intentional to rebalance the force, officials explained.

Here are the reserve component accession figures for the first 11 months of the fiscal year:

-- Army National Guard: 44,067 accessions, 104 percent of its goal of 42,503;

-- Army Reserve: 23,783 accessions, 98 percent of its goal of 24,350;

-- Navy Reserve: 7,471 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 7,471;

-- Marine Corps Reserve: 8,606 accessions, 102 percent of its goal of 8,423;

-- Air National Guard: 8,294 accessions, 107 percent of its goal of 7,753; and

-- Air Force Reserve: 7,839 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 7,839.

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

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