American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2013 – All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2013 through August, Pentagon officials announced yesterday.
Here are the numbers for the first 11 months of the fiscal year:
– Army: 62,453 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 61,620;
– Navy: 36,565 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 36,565;
– Marine Corps: 28,128 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 28,085; and
– Air Force: 24,335 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 24,335.
The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention, officials said. The Navy’s retention numbers were strong in the mid-career and career categories, they added, and its achievement of 85 percent retention in the initial category is a result of reduced accessions from four to six years ago.
Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical fiscal year accession goals through August. The Army Reserve remains 3,206 accessions short of its fiscal goal.
Here are the reserve component numbers:
– Army National Guard: 45,539 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 45,047;
– Army Reserve: 24,114 accessions, 88 percent of its goal of 27,320;
– Navy Reserve: 5,296 accessions, 101 percent of its goal of 5,241;
– Marine Corps Reserve: 8,778 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 8,744;
– Air National Guard: 9,465 accessions, 100 percent of its goal of 9,465; and
– Air Force Reserve: 7,040 accessions, 126 percent of its goal of 5,593.
All reserve components have met their attrition goals, and current trends are expected to continue, officials said, adding that this indicator lags behind accessions by a month due to data availability.
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