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Services Announce November Recruiting Numbers

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 – All four active-duty services and four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in November, the second month of fiscal 2012, Pentagon officials announced today.

Here are the numbers for the active services:

-- Army: 11,260 accessions, for 101 percent of its goal of 11,100;

-- Navy: 4,457 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 4,457;

-- Marine Corps: 3,959 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 3,949;

-- Air Force: 5,030 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 5,030.

Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals:

-- Army National Guard: 7,214 accessions, for 93 percent of its goal of 7,775;

-- Army Reserve: 5,087 accessions, for 117 percent of its goal of 4,335;

-- Navy Reserve: 1,302 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 1,302;

-- Marine Corps Reserve: 1,716 accessions, for 114 percent of its goal of 1,501;

-- Air National Guard: 1,120 accessions, for 88 percent of its goal of 1,275;

-- Air Force Reserve: 1,292 accessions, for 100 percent of its goal of 1,292.

The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention numbers for the first two months of fiscal year-to-date 2012. 

All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal 2012 attrition goals.

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