US Military Fails to Meet Recruiting Goals for January 2009
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a correction of an earlier story stating all services had met or exceeded recruiting goals for January 2009. The Army National Guard missed its recruiting goal for January.News in Balance:
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 -- January was a recruiting success for all active-duty U.S. military services, which all met or exceeded their goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today.
Recruiting: All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for January.
- Army: 9,658 accessions with a goal of 9,000; 107 percent.
- Navy: 2,948 accessions with a goal of 2,948; 100 percent.
- Marine Corps: 3,720 accessions with a goal of 3,406; 109 percent.
- Air Force: 2,600 accessions with a goal of 2,597; 100 percent.
Accessions: Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for the month of January 2009. Although the Army National Guard fell short of its January goal, it is well ahead (114 percent) of its annual goal.
- Army National Guard: 4,913 accessions with a goal of 5,577; 88 percent.
- Army Reserve: 3,223 accessions with a goal of 3,128; 103 percent.
- Navy Reserve: 712 accessions with a goal of 712; 100 percent.
- Marine Corps Reserve: 879 accessions with a goal of 567; 155 percent.
- Air National Guard: 896 accessions with a goal of 703; 127 percent.
- Air Force Reserve: 683 accessions with a goal of 683; 100 percent.
(Report from a U.S. Defense Department news release.)
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