Services Meet Fiscal Year Recruiting Goals Through July
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2013 through July, Pentagon officials reported today.
Here are the numbers for each service:
-- Army: 56,437 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 55,760;
-- Navy: 32,692 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 32,692;
-- Marine Corps: 24,785 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 24,743; and
-- Air Force: 21,969 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 21,969.
The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the 10th month of fiscal 2013, officials said. The Navy exhibited strong retention numbers in the mid-career and career categories, they added, noting that its 87 percent retention rate in the initial category is a result of reduced accessions from four to six years ago.
Meanwhile, five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2013 numerical accession goals. While the Army Reserve met its April goals, officials said, it remains 3,241 accessions short of its fiscal year goal.
Here are the reserve component numbers:
-- Army National Guard: 41,539 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 41,236;
-- Army Reserve: 21,681 accessions, 87 percent of its goal of 24,922;
-- Navy Reserve: 4,667 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 4,656;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 8,050 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 7,950;
-- Air National Guard: 8,605 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 8,605; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 6,307 accessions, 121 percent of its goal of 5,201.
All reserve components had met their attrition goals through June, officials said, noting that this indicator lags behind accession data by a month, due to data availability. Current trends are expected to continue, officials added.