All Services Meet or Exceed October Recruiting Goals
By Gerry J. GilmoreWASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2009 – All active-duty and reserve-component military branches met or exceeded their recruiting goals for October, Defense Department officials said.
American Forces Press Service
October’s results – the first for fiscal 2010 -- continue a successful military recruiting mission that experienced a banner year in fiscal 2009.
Active and reserve military components notched record recruiting numbers in fiscal 2009 and also signed up the highest-quality recruits since the all-volunteer force began in 1973, Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy, told Pentagon reporters at an Oct. 13 news conference.
Active-duty military recruiting continued its winning ways in October:
-- The Army signed up 6,914 active-duty soldiers in October, making 101 percent of its 6,858 goal.
-- The Navy signed up 2,926 active-duty sailors in October, making 100 percent of its 2,926 goal.
-- The Marine Corps signed up 2,851 active-duty Marines in October, making 100 percent of its 2,843 goal.
-- The Air Force signed up 2,198 active-duty airmen in October, making 100 percent of its 2,198 goal.
All four active-duty services also met or exceeded their retention goals for October.
All six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in October:
-- The Army National Guard had 4,425 accessions, making 112 percent of its 3,947 goal.
-- The Army Reserve had 3,348 accessions, making 125 percent of its 2,675 goal.
-- The Navy Reserve had 671 accessions, making 100 percent of its 671 goal.
-- The Marine Corps Reserve had 1,132 accessions, making 144 percent of its 787 goal.
-- The Air National Guard had 698 accessions, making 124 percent of its 562 goal.
-- The Air Force Reserve had 1,083 accessions, making 100 percent of its 1,083 goal.