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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 621-94
November 03, 1994

MILITARY PERSONNEL RECRUITING RESULTS

FOR THE ACTIVE COMPONENTS FISCAL YEAR 1994

Deputy Secretary of Defense John M. Deutch announced today that the Department of Defense not only met its FY1994 recruiting goals, but also far surpassed the recruit quality patterns of the past decade, despite less optimistic trends seen earlier this year. In terms of recruit quality, FY 1994 became the third best year in recruiting history.

In announcing the figures, Dr. Deutch said, "We have given recruiting special attention during the past year and are pleased with the results - - continued high-quality enlistments for our Armed Forces. We will continue to give priority to recruiting high-quality young men and women to meet the needs of a modern, and ready All-Volunteer Force. And while we remain concerned about the continuing false perception created by the drawdown that the Services are not hiring, we are optimistic that we will meet future recruiting needs."

DoD achieved its FY 1994 recruiting goal by enlisting 184,096 recruits: 176,105 non-prior service (NPS) enlistees and 7,991 prior service recruits. Department-wide, 96 percent of these new recruits were high school diploma graduates (HSDGs) and 72 percent scored above average in aptitude on the enlistment test (Armed Forces Qualification Test [AFQT] Categories I through IIIA). The percentage of "high quality" recruits (those who have both a high school diploma and also score in Categories I through IIIA) was 68 percent. Finally, less than 1 percent of new recruits scored in the lowest acceptable category (AFQT Category IV).

Overall FY 1994 recruit quality was up slightly from FY 1993 and, although down from the record high in FY 1992, all Services exceeded the established recruit quality benchmarks of 90 percent HSDGs and 60 percent AFQT Category I-IIIAs. Further, as of the beginning of this fiscal year, all Services already have contracted for more than 35 percent of their FY 1995 annual recruiting goals.

Demographically, in FY 1994 female accessions (17 percent) were up 3 percentage points from FY 1993. Black accessions (18 percent) were up by 1 percentage point.

Statistical summaries are attached. a/

FACT SHEET

MILITARY PERSONNEL RECRUITING STATISTICS FOR FY 1994

ACTIVE COMPONENT ENLISTED ACCESSIONS BY SERVICE

Total Number (Thousands)

 

              FY 1993                                                                        FY 1994      
                       Non-Prior                 Total           Non-Prior Service             Total  
                     Service            Prior                                         Prior           
  Service        Male  Female  Total   Servic   Gains        Male  Female  Total   Servic   Gains  
                                         e                                           e             





DoD Total       171.5    28.2   199.7    7.2    206.9       147.1    29.1   176.1    8.0    184.1  

Recruiting Objectives (Thousands)

 

              FY 1993                                                                        FY 1994      
                       Non-Prior                 Total           Non-Prior Service             Total  
                     Service            Prior                                         Prior           
  Service        Male  Female  Total   Servic   Gains        Male  Female  Total   Servic   Gains  
                                         e                                           e             





DoD Total                                6.9    206.3                       176.2    7.8    184.0  
              **       **       199.3                      **      **                              

Percent of Objective

 

              FY 1993                                                                        FY 1994      
                       Non-Prior                 Total           Non-Prior Service             Total  
                     Service            Prior                                         Prior           
  Service        Male  Female  Total   Servic   Gains        Male  Female  Total   Servic   Gains  
                                         e                                           e             





DoD Total        **      **     100     104    100           **     **      100     102    100     

a/ Numbers in all tables may not add due to rounding.

* Less than 100.

** Air Force and Navy recruiting on gender-neutral basis; no longer set recruiting objectives by gender. Cannot compute DoD totals without

Air Force and Navy data.

 

 

1HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA GRADUATE (HSDG) ACCESSIONS

(Non-Prior Service)

Total Number (Thousands)

 

                               FY 1993                                FY 1994                  
     Service         Male       Female       Total          Male       Female       Total      





DoD Total            169.2       28.1        197.3          140.2       28.5         168.8     

Percentage

 

                              FY 1993                                 FY 1994                 
     Service         Male     Female        Total          Male       Female        Total     





DoD Total             95         97           95            95          98            96      

ARMED FORCES QUALIFICATION TEST (AFQT) CATEGORY I-III ACCESSIONS

(Non-Prior Service)

Total Number (Thousands)

 

                                FY 1993                                FY 1994                  
     Service          Male      Female       Total           Male       Female        Total     





DoD Total            170.0       25.9        195.9          146.0        29.0         175.0     

Percentage

 

                                FY 1993                               FY 1994                 
     Service       Male         Female       Total          Male       Female       Total     





DoD Total              99          99+         99            99           99+         99      

 

 

 

 

 

2

AFQT CATEGORY I-IIIA ACCESSIONS

(Non-Prior Service)

Total Number (Thousands)

 

                               FY 1993                                FY 1994                
     Service         Male      Female      Total            Male      Female       Total     





DoD Total            121.4      21.0        142.4          105.3       20.9        126.2     

Percentage

 

                              FY 1993                                 FY 1994                 
     Service         Male     Female       Total            Male       Female       Total     





 DoD Total            71      75          71             72          72           72          

"HIGH QUALITY" RECRUIT (HSDG/AFQT I-IIIA) ACCESSIONS

(Non-Prior Service)

Total Number (Thousands)

 

                               FY 1993                               FY 1994                 
     Service       Male        Female     Total          Male        Female      Total       





DoD Total            114.1     20.4        134.5         99.1        20.4         119.5      

Percentage

 

                              FY 1993                               FY 1994                
     Service       Male       Female      Total         Male        Female     Total       





DoD Total             67      72           67           67          70          68         

 

 

 

 

3RACIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ACTIVE ENLISTED ACCESSIONS 1/

(Non-Prior Service)

Total Number (Thousands)

FY 1993 FY 1994

   Service     White     Black    Other     Total        White    Black    ArmyNav  58.353.  
                                                                           yMarine  732.824  
                                                                           CorpsAi  .4       
                                                                           r        9493979  
                                                                           ForceAr  957.455  
                                                                           myNavyM  .033.22  
                                                                           arine    4.49810  
                                                                           CorpsAi  0  99+   
                                                                           r        99+40.9  
                                                                           ForceAr  38.422.  
                                                                           myNavyM  419.770  
                                                                           arine    7068803  
                                                                           CorpsAi  8.234.7  
                                                                           r        21.719.  
                                                                           ForceAr  4656366  
                                                                           myNavyM  79Total  
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ArmyDoD Total  52.0155.  14.433.  4.011.1   70.4199      43.6134  13.331.  3.310.3  60.2176  
                  0      7                  .7           .0       8                 .1       

Percentage

FY 1993 FY 1994

   Service     White     Black    Other    Total          White   Black    Other    Total    
                                                                                             





Army18-24        7471    2114     615      100100        7271     2214     615      100100   
year-old                                                                                     
youth                                                                                        

1/

Asian and Pacific Islanders. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race and are not specifically defined in this table.

GENDER DISTRIBUTION OF ACTIVE ENLISTED ACCESSIONS

(Non-Prior Service)

Total Number (Thousands)

 

                          FY 1993                          FY 1994                
   Service     Male       Female    Total        Male      Female      Total      





DoD Total        171.5    28.2       199.7       147.1     29.0         176.1     

Percentage

 

                           FY 1993                            FY 1994              
   Service      Male       Female    Total        Male       Female     Total      





DoD Total          86      14         100         83         17          100       

 

4

Racial definitions are consistent with Office of Management & Budget (OMB) guidelines. "Other represents Native American,