Same Story, Different Month

The Air Force’s active duty component and Air Force Reserve continue to meet their recruiting goals so far for the fiscal year, while the Air National Guard is tracking some 150 new accessions short of its Fiscal 2012 target thus far, according to the Defense Department’s newest recruiting statistics. The Air Force active duty force attracted 5,030 new recruits through November—the first two months of the fiscal year—exactly meeting its fiscal year-to-date accession goal, stated DOD. Similarly, the Air Force Reserve accepted 1,292 accessions, matching its target so far. The Air Guard, however, brought in 1,120 new recruits through November, 88 percent of its target of 1,275 accessions. Last month, an Air Guard official said the reserve component was confident it would meet its Fiscal 2012 target, despite the slow start. Across the sister services and their reserve components, only the Army National Guard did not at least meet, if not exceed, its numerical accession goal through November.