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DOD: All active-duty branches exceeded February recruiting goals

The following correction to this story was posted March 15: "A March 13 story on recruiting should have said that the Army National Guard met 101 percent of its February goal with 6,583 recruits."

ARLINGTON, Va. — All active-duty branches of the service exceeded their recruiting goals for February, but most reserve components fell short, according to Defense Department figures released late Friday.

The Army achieved 102 percent of its goal with 6,114 recruits; the Navy, 104 percent of its goal with 2,696 recruits; the Marines also got 104 percent of its goal with 1,734 recruits; and the Air Force made 101 percent of its goal with 2,375 recruits, the figures show.

Of the reserve components, the Air Force Reserve made 117 percent of its February goal with 573 recruits and the Army Reserve made 101 percent of its goal with 6,583 recruits, the figures show

But Army, Navy and Marine Corps Reserve as well as the Air National Guard all fell short in February, the figures show.

The Navy Reserve made 81 percent of its goal with 710 recruits; the Marine Corps Reserve made 86 percent of its goal with 469 recruits; the Air National Guard made 88 percent of its goal with 680 recruits; and the Army Reserve made 97 percent of its goal with 2,279 recruits, the figures show.


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