DOD: All Services Again Meet Recruiting and Retention Numbers
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2014 through February, Defense Department officials announced today.
Here are the accession numbers for the active services and how they compare with the fiscal year’s goals:
-- Army: 22,295 accessions, 102 percent of its goal of 21,965;
-- Navy: 12,902 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 12,902;
-- Marine Corps: 8,501 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 8,489; and
-- Air Force: 11,011 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 11,011.
The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the fifth month of fiscal 2014.
Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2014 numerical accession goals.
Here are the reserve-component numbers:
-- Army National Guard: 21,075 accessions, 99.5 percent of its goal of 21,182;
-- Army Reserve: 10,858 accessions, 93 percent of its goal of 11,710;
-- Navy Reserve: 1,708 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 1,708;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 3,404 accessions, 103 percent of its goal of 3,301;
-- Air National Guard: 3,926 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 3,926; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 2,707 accessions, 120 percent of its goal of 2,249.
All reserve components have met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance. Current trends are expected to continue. (This indicator lags due to data availability.)