Thursday, April 12, 2007

US military surpasses recruiting targets

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of March. Active duty recruiting. All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March. Army Accessions: Goal: Percent 5,545: 5,500: 101% Navy 2,749: 2,749: 100% Marine Corps 1,936: 1,787: 108% Air Force 2,172: 2,172: 100% Active duty retention. Retention in the services remains solid. The Army, Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. The Navy missed its first-term target, but achieved 99 percent overall. Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for March 2007. Army National Guard 6,953: 6,645: 105% Army Reserve 2,055: 2,567: 80% Navy Reserve 851: 856: 99% Air Force Reserve 741: 622: 119% GO AIR FORCE RESERVE!! Reserve forces retention. For March, Army National Guard retention was 94 percent of the goal of 3,593, and Air National Guard retention was 111 percent of its goal of 829. The Army National Guard is currently at 100 percent of its end strength, while the Air National Guard is at 99 percent. Losses in all reserve components for February are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into March.

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