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All active-duty branches of the services met or surpassed their January recruiting goals, the Defense Department announced on Monday.

The Army had the most success with 9,306 recruits, or 111 percent of its monthly recruiting goal, a Defense Department news release says. Also in January, the Marine Corps met 108 percent of its goal with 3,403 recruits; and Navy and the Air Force both met 100 percent of their goals with 2,764 and 2,552 recruits respectively.

On the Reserve component side, the Army National Guard met 101 percent of its monthly recruiting goal with 6,199 recruits, the news release says. The Marine Corps Reserve reported 829 recruits, or 102 percent of its goal; and the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve both met 103 percent of their goals with 819 and 580 recruits respectively.

The Army Reserve met 99 percent of its monthly goal with 3,390 recruits, and the Navy Reserve met 93 percent of its goal with 900 recruits, the news release says.

In an effort to attract more recruits, the Navy recently announced that sailors joining the Reserve can defer deployments for up to two years.

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