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Recruiting Remains on Target for Active Components

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 – All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012 through May, Defense Department officials announced today.

Here is the breakdown:

-- Army: 37,953 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 37,700;

–- Navy: 21,160 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 21,160;

-- Marine Corps: 14,457 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 14,418; and

-- Air Force: 18,952 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 18,952.

All four services exhibited strong retention through the eighth month of the fiscal year, officials said.

Also, five of the six reserve components had met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for the fiscal year through May:

-- Army National Guard: 32,542 accessions, 95 percent of its goal of 34,092;

-- Army Reserve: 18,237 accessions, 104 percent of its goal of 17,595;

-- Navy Reserve: 5,056 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 5,056;

-- Marine Corps Reserve: 5,896 accessions, 106 percent of its goal of 5,583;

-- Air National Guard: 5,669 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 5,655; 100 percent; and

-- Air Force Reserve: 5,691 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 5,691.

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

 

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