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Active, Reserve Components on Target for Recruiting

From a Defense Department News Release

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 РAll of the military’s active duty and reserve components are on target to meet their recruiting and retention goals for the fiscal year, Pentagon officials said today.

Through August, all four of the active duty components had met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for that point in fiscal 2011, which began Oct. 1. Here is the breakdown:

-- The Army had 60,199 accessions, with a goal of 59,150, for 102 percent;

-- The Navy had 31,308 accessions, with a goal of 31,308, for 100 percent;

-- The Marine Corps had 26,135 accessions, with a goal of 26,097, for 100 percent; and

-- The Air Force had 26,533 accessions, with a goal of 26,533, for 100 percent.

Meanwhile, five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for the first 11 months of the fiscal year:

-- The Army National Guard had 45,972 accessions, with a goal of 48,108, for 96 percent;

-- The Army Reserve had 28,058 accessions, with a goal of 25,617, for 110 percent;

-- The Navy Reserve had 7,719 accessions, with a goal of 7,719, for 100 percent;

-- The Marine Corps Reserve had 9,131 accessions, with a goal of 8,864, for 103 percent;

-- The Air National Guard had 6,430 accessions, with a goal of 6,191, for 104 percent; and

-- The Air Force Reserve had 8,456 accessions, with a goal of 8,444, for 100 percent.

All four services are on track to meet their annual retention goals and all of the reserve components are headed toward their annual attrition goals, officials said.

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