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Services Announce Recruiting Numbers for Fiscal 2012

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 – All four active-duty services and five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for fiscal 2012, officials announced today.

The Army Reserve shortfall was the result of precision recruiting, which was implemented in an effort to rebalance the force.

All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012:

-- Army: 60,490 accessions, for 104 percent of its goal of 58,000;

-- Navy: 36,329 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 36,275;

-- Marine Corps: 30,514 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 30,500;

-- Air Force: 29,037 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 29,037.

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through fiscal 2012.

Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012:

-- Army Reserve: 26,041 accessions, for 97 percent of its goal of 26,875;

-- Army National Guard: 47,997 accessions, for 104 percent of its goal of 46,000;

-- Navy Reserve: 8,269 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 8,255;

-- Marine Corps Reserve: 8,910 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 8,910;

-- Air National Guard: 9,437 accessions, for 115 percent of its goal of 8,210;

-- Air Force Reserve: 8,116 accessions, for 101 percent of its goal of 8,031.

All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal attrition goals.

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