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Military Services on Track With Recruiting Goals

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2010 – All four active services and the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for the month of January, Defense Department officials said today.

At the same time, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force retained near or above mission goals through the first four months of fiscal 2010, a Pentagon news release says. Attrition in all reserve components is within acceptable limits.

Here is the recruiting breakdown for January:

Army: 8,513 accessions, with a goal of 8,393 for 101 percent;

Navy: 3,012 accessions, with a goal of 3,012 for 100 percent;

Marine Corps: 3,035 accessions, with a goal of 3,024 for 100 percent;

Air Force: 2,593 accessions, with a goal of 2,593 for 100 percent;

Army National Guard: 4,402 accessions, with a goal of 4,100 for 107 percent;

Army Reserve: 2,272 accessions, with a goal of 2,229 for 102 percent;

Navy Reserve: 511 accessions, with a goal of 511 for 100 percent;

Marine Corps Reserve: 1,130 accessions, with a goal of 819 for 138 percent;

Air National Guard: 563 accessions, with a goal of 470 for 120 percent; and,

Air Force Reserve: 772 accessions, with a goal of 772 for 100 percent.

(From a Defense Department news release.)

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