Fiscal Year Recruiting Remains on Track Through January
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2014 through January, Defense Department officials announced today.
Here are the numbers for the first four months of the fiscal year:
-- Army: 17,002 accessions, 102 percent of its goal of 16,720;
-- Navy: 10,116 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 10,116;
-- Marine Corps: 7,173 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 7,162; and
-- Air Force: 8,726 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 8,726.
All four services exhibited strong retention numbers for the fourth month of fiscal 2014, officials added.
Meanwhile, five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their 2014 fiscal-year-to-date numerical accession goals:
-- Army National Guard: 16,663 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 16,596;
-- Army Reserve: 8,459 accessions, 91 percent of its goal of 9,341;
-- Navy Reserve: 1,359 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 1,359;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 2,753 accessions, 103 percent of its goal of 2,677;
-- Air National Guard: 3,173 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 3,173; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 2,057 accessions, 113 percent of its goal of 1,824.
Noting that attrition data lags behind accession data, officials reported that all reserve components have met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance, and that current trends are expected to continue.