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All Services Meet or Exceed March Recruiting Goals

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2010 – The military services met or exceeded their March recruiting goals for the active and reserve components, Defense Department officials reported April 16.

Also, officials said, retention is above the goals for the first six months of the fiscal year.

The active Army signed up 6,615 recruits in March from a goal of 6,389, achieving 104 percent of its target.

The active Navy signed up 2,886 recruits in March from a goal of 2,886, achieving 100 percent of its target.

The active Marine Corps signed up 1,118 recruits in March from a goal of 1,116, making 100 percent of its target.

The active Air Force signed up 2,835 recruits in March from a goal of 2,835, making 100 percent of its target.

All six reserve components also met or exceeded their recruiting goals for March.

The Army National Guard signed up 6,774 recruits in March from a goal of 5,150, making 132 percent of its target.

The Army Reserve signed up 3,010 recruits in March from a goal of 2,706, making 111 percent of its target.

The Navy Reserve signed up 348 recruits in March from a goal of 348, making 100 percent of its target.

The Marine Corps Reserve signed up 772 recruits in March from a goal of 523, making 148 percent of its target.

The Air National Guard signed up 583 recruits in March from a goal of 540, making 108 percent of its target.

The Air Force Reserve signed up 983 recruits in March from a goal of 949, making 104 percent of its target.

Attrition in all reserve components is within acceptable limits, officials said.

 

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