Services Continue Meeting, Exceeding Recruiting Goals
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2014 through April, Defense Department officials announced today.
Here are the services’ numbers for the first seven months of the fiscal year, which began Oct. 1:
-- Army: 31,652 accessions, 101.4 percent of its goal of 31,230;
-- Navy: 17,739 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 17,739;
-- Marine Corps: 12,119 accessions, 100.1 percent of its goal of 12,101; and
-- Air Force: 15,298 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 15,298.
All four services exhibited strong retention numbers in April, officials said.
Meanwhile, four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2014 numerical accession goals through April. All six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks, officials said.
Here are reserve-component numbers:
-- Army National Guard: 30,105 accessions, 97 percent of its goal of 31,023;
-- Army Reserve: 15,973 accessions, 96.7 percent of its goal of 16,513;
-- Navy Reserve: 2,292 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 2,292;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 4,742 accessions, 102.8 percent of its goal of 4,614;
-- Air National Guard: 5,860 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 5,860; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 3,085 accessions, 125.2 percent of its goal of 3,863.
All reserve components have met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance, and current trends are expected to continue, said, noting that available data for this indicator lags behind accession data.