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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS MILITARY RECRUITMENT WAS STRONG THROUGH MARCH
FROM: AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE
Recruiting Remains Strong Through March, Officials Say
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 - All of the active components and five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal 2012 recruiting goals through March, Pentagon officials reported today.
Here are the active components' accession numbers for the first six months of the fiscal year, which began Oct. 1:
-- Army: 27,701 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 27,550;
-- Navy: 15,151 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 15,151;
-- Marine Corps: 10,625 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 10,591; and
-- Air Force: 14,353 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 14,353.
The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through the first sixth months of fiscal 2012, officials said.
Here are the reserve-component accessions through March:
-- Army National Guard: 24,706 accessions 95 percent of its goal of 25,991;
-- Army Reserve: 14,095 accessions, 110 percent of its goal of 12,852;
-- Navy Reserve: 3,756 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 3,756;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 4,485 accessions, 106 percent of its goal of 4,216;
-- Air National Guard: 4,206 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 4,192; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 4,255 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 4,255.
All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals, officials said.