December 14th, 2009 16:47 EST
Military Services Meet Recruiting Goals
American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2009 " The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today.
Of the six reserve-component services, only the Army National Guard and Air National Guard did not meet their goals; however, officials said, that`s because officials adjusted November accessions to make up for projections that the Guard components would exceed their authorized strength.
Here`s the November recruiting breakdown:
-- Army: 7,063 accessions with a goal of 6,858 for 103 percent;
-- Navy: 3,291 accessions with a goal of 3,291 for 100 percent;
-- Marine Corps: 1,789 accessions with a goal of 1,780 for 100 percent;
-- Air Force: 2,894 accessions with a goal of 2,894 for 100 percent.
-- Army National Guard: 3,335 accessions with a goal of 4,322 for 77 percent;
-- Army Reserve: 2,741 accessions with a goal of 2,009 for 136 percent;
-- Navy Reserve: 631 accessions with a goal of 597 for 106 percent;
-- Marine Corps Reserve: 727 accessions with a goal of 579 for 126 percent;
-- Air National Guard: 534 accessions with a goal 700 for 76 percent; and
-- Air Force Reserve: 758 accessions with a goal of 457 for 166 percent.
All of the active-duty services continue to exhibit strong retention over the first two months of fiscal 2010, officials said, and losses in all reserve components are within acceptable limits.