Saturday, March 24, 2007

Army recruiting at 9-year high, secretary says

The Army had its best recruiting year in nine years during fiscal 2006, acting Army Secretary Pete Geren told recruiters Tuesday...

The active Army enlisted 101 percent of the 80,000 recruits it needed.

The Army National Guard, which reached 99 percent of its 70,000 recruit goal, had its best recruiting performance in 13 years, the release said...

“Every year the Army must recruit a number of new soldiers equal to the size of the entire Marine Corps,” he said.

Read the rest at the Army Times