Fiscal Year Recruiting Numbers Remain Strong Through January
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Mar. 13, 2013 All four active services met or exceeded their numerical recruiting goals over the first four months of fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1, Defense Department officials reported yesterday.
Here are the fiscal 2013 recruiting numbers through January:
-- Army: 20,273 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 20,175;
-- Navy: 10,990 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 10,990;
-- Marine Corps: 9,244 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 9,230; and
-- Air Force: 9,589 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 9,589.
The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the fourth month of fiscal 2013, officials said. The Navy had strong retention in the mid-career and career categories, and its 86 percent rate in the initial category resulted from the transition from a downsizing to a stabilizing posture, they added.
Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal year numerical accession goals through January. The Army Reserve finished 1,034 accessions short of its goal for the first four months of the fiscal year.
Here are the fiscal 2013 reserve component numbers through January:
-- Army National Guard: 17,100 accessions, 105 percent of its goal of 16,314;
-- Army Reserve: 8,518 accessions, 89 percent of its goal of 9,552;
-- Navy Reserve: 1,787 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 1,787;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 3,270 accessions, 109 percent of its goal of 2,995;
-- Air National Guard: 3,063 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 3,063; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 2,513 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 2,513.
All reserve components have met their attrition goals, and current trends are expected to continue, officials said, noting that available attrition data reflects only the first three months of the fiscal year.