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Military recruitment numbers

I can't find YTD numbers and I seem to recall there may have been an "adjustment" made to the goal #s when they saw they may not make the YTD. Does anyone have more info on either of those? Overall though things look like they may be turning around wrt recruiting (or is this no longer an issues/talking point anymore?)...

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/...1212-5225.html
No. 1279-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2005
DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for November

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of November.



* Active duty recruiting. All services exceeded their recruiting goals in November. <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; BORDER-TOP: medium none; MARGIN: auto auto auto 27.9pt; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 414pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; mso-border-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-padding-alt: 0pt 5.4pt 0pt 5.4pt" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1">
<tbody>
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<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 139.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double" bgcolor="transparent">
<h6> </h6>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 76.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b>Accessions</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b>Goal</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" valign="top" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b>Percent</b></p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 139.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt"><b>Army</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 76.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">5,856</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">5,600</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" valign="top" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">105</p>

</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 139.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt"><b>Navy</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 76.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,742</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,694</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" valign="top" bgcolor="transparent">

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">102</p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 139.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt"><b>Marine Corps</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 76.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,127</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,026</p>

</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" valign="top" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">105</p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 139.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt"><b>Air Force</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 76.5pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,407</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,390</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" valign="top" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">101</p>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>


* Active duty retention. The Army re-enlisted 10,677 soldiers toward a year-to-date mission of 11,556 (92 percent). The Marine Corps and Air Force enjoy excellent re-enlistment rates through November. The Navy barely missed its mid-career goal due to a shortage of specialized skills, and it is making program adjustments to achieve its end-of-year mission.



* Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals this month. <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; BORDER-TOP: medium none; MARGIN: auto auto auto 27.9pt; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 417.15pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse; mso-border-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-padding-alt: 0pt 5.4pt 0pt 5.4pt" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 138.15pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"> </p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 81pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b>Accessions</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b>Goal</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center"><b>Percent</b></p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 138.15pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 4pt 0pt"><b>Army National Guard</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 81pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">4,960</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">4,510</p>

</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">110</p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 138.15pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 4pt 0pt"><b>Army Reserve</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 81pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,131</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">2,212</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">96</p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 138.15pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 4pt 0pt"><b>Navy Reserve</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 81pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">711</p>

</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">821</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">87</p>
</td>
</tr>

<tr style="HEIGHT: 14.4pt">
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1.5pt double; WIDTH: 138.15pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 4pt 0pt"><b>Marine Corps Reserve</b></p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 81pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">484</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center" align="center">482</p>
</td>
<td style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1.5pt double; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0pt; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 99pt; PADDING-TOP: 0pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1.5pt double; HEIGHT: 14.4pt; mso-border-left-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt; mso-border-top-alt: double windowtext 1.5pt" bgcolor="transparent">
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Reserve retention. For November, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 4,841, and Air National Guard retention was 101 percent of its cumulative goal of 1,636. Both Guard components are currently at 95 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for October were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend has continued into November.



Detailed information on specific recruiting data can be obtained by contacting the individual military recruiting commands at (502) 626-0164 for Army, (210) 565-4678 for Air Force, (703) 784-9454 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9049 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau (703) 607-2586; Army Reserve (404) 464-8490; Air Force Reserve (703) 697-1761; Navy Reserve (985) 874-5669; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.


BTW here's Oct: http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/...1110-5089.html
Sept: http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/...1011-4881.html (this has fiscal year #s)

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Join the Military and get a Free one-way ticket to Iraq.
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The point is that doesn't seem to have hurt recruiting though. So either they have dropped the numbers or the people out there feel it may be a battle worth fighting, or both.
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Join the Military and get a Free one-way ticket to Iraq.
What in the world does that have to do with this thread? The numbers appear good. Wonder why Air National Guard is the lowest, though.
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Join the Military and get a Free one-way ticket to Iraq.
There's one reason I'd still consider it.
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The point is that doesn't seem to have hurt recruiting though. So either they have dropped the numbers or the people out there feel it may be a battle worth fighting, or both.
You're going to assume the Military is releasing untainted and unspun numbers to the general public?

For example, just lower your expected numbers and then you'll easily make your goal.
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You're going to assume the Military is releasing untainted and unspun numbers to the general public?

For example, just lower your expected numbers and then you'll easily make your goal.
As was inquired in the first paragraph of this thread.
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Yeah, but it should've been bolded.
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this is crazy

the military is finding people willing to risk life and limb for crappo wages and my company is having trouble finding people for an IT position paying around $60,000.
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Yeah, but it should've been bolded.
Maybe you should read everything before commenting
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
this is crazy

the military is finding people willing to risk life and limb for crappo wages and my company is having trouble finding people for an IT position paying around $60,000.

I suspect the majority of these people could not be hired for an IT position at that salary (not to say they aren't intelligent but I suspect they don't have the skill and/or basic desire to learn that skill in the first place). Additionally some people, for one reason or another, just feel a calling for military service.
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Here's a quick calculation of the 2003, 2004 goals divided by 12 months to get an average per month goal...
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Army 2004	77587	6465.583333
Navy 2004	39874	3322.833333
Air Force 2004	34362	2863.5
Marine C 2004	36794	3066.166667

Army 2003	73800	6150
Navy 2003	41077	3423.083333
Air Force 2003	37000	3083.333333
Marine C2003	38914	3242.833333
Bleh...spreadsheets don't transfer very well...
So anyways, to answer the above, yes, the goals have been dropped. Pretty much across the board with the lone exception of the Army from 2003-2004.

Edit: thx nemein. Much better...

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Use the "code" vB tag word [ code ] and [ /code ]
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Also came across this... seems they have made some changes to help recruiting

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2...1012_3024.html
Revamped Army Recruiting System Helps Boost Active-Duty Enlistments
By Gerry J. Gilmore
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2005 The Army was about 6,600 recruits shy of meeting its active duty enlisted recruiting goal for fiscal 2005, but a revamped recruiting system is causing the numbers to go back up, an Army Staff officer said here Oct. 11.

Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty said recruiting system tweaks made over the summer are working and will help the Army enlist the 80,000 new active duty soldiers it needs during fiscal 2006.

"We've added active, Reserve and Guard recruiters," said Hilferty, a personnel specialist on the Army Staff. The Army also made changes to its enlistment incentive programs, he said, and changed its recruitment ad campaigns to better target parents and other influencers of today's youth.

Following a dismal winter and spring, the summer was fruitful for Army recruiters, Hilferty said, noting that that success has continued into the fall. The Army signed up more than 8,700 active duty recruits in September, making 104 percent of that month's goal, according to Defense Department statistics released Oct. 11.

The Army recruited more than 73,000 active duty enlisted soldiers for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That amounted to 92 percent of the Army's goal of 80,000 recruits for fiscal 2005.

The Navy and Marine Corps achieved 100 percent of their active duty enlisted recruiting goals for fiscal 2005, while the Air Force notched 102 percent. In total, the services signed up 163,259 new active-duty enlisted members between Oct. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2005.

The Army National Guard and Army Reserve didn't meet their recruiting goals for fiscal 2005, finishing the year with 80 and 84 percent of their quotas, respectively. The Naval Reserve and Air National Guard missed their quotas as well, finishing with 88 and 86 percent of their fiscal 2005 recruiting goals.

However, the Marine Corps Reserve achieved 102 percent of its recruiting quota, while the Air Force Reserve also did well, achieving 113 percent of its goal.

And the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force all exceeded their annual retention goals for fiscal 2005, according to DoD statistics. The Navy achieved a 91 percent retention rate for its mid-career sailors.

Hilferty acknowledged there's a tight recruiting market, partly because parents are concerned about their children enlisting and then serving in war zones. And "the economy is very bad for us, because it's so good," he pointed out, noting that young people have other choices for employment other than military service.

The Army tells civilian communities about the merits of military service through its "Call-to-Duty" campaign that has soldiers explaining to potential recruits and parents "what it means to be a soldier," Hilferty said.

Hilferty said the Special Recruiter Assistance Program also helps the Army tell its story to potential recruits. Any soldier who is a veteran of Afghanistan or Iraq may request a two-week temporary duty assignment to go back to their hometown, he explained, to work with local recruiters and talk to people about their experiences.

"We get the news, the truth, out to local people, unfiltered by possibly biased media," Hilferty noted.

In competition with military recruiters, business recruiters are dangling inducements once usually affiliated with the military, such as money for education, he said.

"If you join many corporations now," Hilferty said, "they will help pay for college." Therefore, it's imperative that military recruiting continues, "to adapt as the environment changes," he said.

The Army's recruiting game plan is evolving, Hilferty said, pointing to a request to Congress to increase the ceiling of initial enlistment bonuses from up to $20,000 to $40,000.

The Army also is seeking congressional authority to offer referral bonuses amounting to $1,000 to $2,500 for soldiers who deliver qualified recruits, with money paid upon a recruit's successful graduation from service school. There's also talk about establishing an Army home ownership program, he noted, to help soldiers with paying housing mortgages.

Factoring in resources like more recruiters and increased bonus money, Hilferty said, Army planners are "relatively confident" of meeting the goal of signing up 80,000 recruits for fiscal 2006.
Based on this I guess they have a variable goal number each month, unless the 80k is some sort of combined # instead of just the regular Army recruits.
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Maybe you should read everything before commenting
Yeah, I've been away for awhile.
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I'd be more curious about what the recruiting numbers look like for the insurgents.
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I read a GOA report last month that said while the services are reaching overall recruitment goals they are having problems filling specialty spots such as intel analysts, special forces, bomb disposal, and others.
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I'd be more curious about what the recruiting numbers look like for the insurgents.
do they offer college money as well?
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I'd be more curious about what the recruiting numbers look like for the insurgents.
I wouldn't since we have precious little control over that number.
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Pure spin.
How so?
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I wouldn't since we have precious little control over that number.
Of course we do... if we left Iraq recruitment would dry up, or so it seems some would like us to believe.
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So anyways, to answer the above, yes, the goals have been dropped. Pretty much across the board with the lone exception of the Army from 2003-2004.
The overall goal for this year, according to the other article above, is 80k, so it has been raised. Looking over the 3 reports posted in the OP it seems there is not a flat month to month goal. They are probably adjusted due to the realities of life. For example I imagine the goal for Dec would be lower (although you have winter graduates to take into consideration) than it would be in early summer when you have the bulk of people graduating from school (high school and college).
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I read a GOA report last month that said while the services are reaching overall recruitment goals they are having problems filling specialty spots such as intel analysts, special forces, bomb disposal, and others.
Here's the report in case anyone else is interested in reading it http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06134.pdf

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Of course we do... if we left Iraq recruitment would dry up, or so it seems some would like us to believe.
But it's apparent that the war has attracted more terrorist recruits.
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