The data for recruiting for the first month of the new fiscal year is good across the board for the Air Force. The active duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command all made 100 percent, or better, for October. In fact, the Air Guard, which struggled for much of last fiscal year, achieved 134 percent of its goal, bringing in 818 recruits against a goal of 609. The Army National Guard also exceeded its goal, reaching 123 percent, to be the second highest for the month. All components made or bettered their monthly goal.
While some of the Air Force's newly announced changes will happen quickly, it may take most of Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin's tenure in the job to accomplish the rest, he said in a Brookings Institution event Feb. 28.