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Report: Most active and reserve services meet recruiting, retention goals

TheDepartment of Defense released recruiting and retention numbers for the activeand reserve services for fiscal 2013 through April. 

Thefour active services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for fiscal 2013through April:  

Army-- 39,707 accessions, with a goal of 39,370; 101 percent

Navy-- 20,825 accessions, with a goal of 20,825; 100 percent

MarineCorps -- 15,073 accessions, with a goal of 15,034; 100 percent

AirForce -- 16,537 accessions, with a goal of 16,537; 100 percent 

Allheld strong retention numbers, but the Department of Defense says the Navy's 86percent in the initial category is due to reduced accessions from four to sixyears ago. 

TheArmy National Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard andAir Force Reserve met or surpassed their 2013 recruiting goals. 

ArmyNational Guard -- 30,442 accessions, with a goal of 29,296; 104 percent

ArmyReserve -- 15,734 accessions, with a goal of 17,200; 91 percent

NavyReserve -- 3,151 accessions, with a goal of 3,151; 100 percent

MarineCorps Reserve -- 5,133 accessions, with a goal of 5,084; 101 percent

AirNational Guard -- 5,842 accessions, with a goal of 5,842; 100 percent

AirForce Reserve -- 4,251 accessions, with a goal of 4,069; 104 percent 

TheArmy Reserve is 1,466 accessions short of its fiscal goal, according to theDepartment of Defense.

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