Right on Track, Down to the Accession

The Air Force’s Active Duty component and two reserve elements met their Fiscal 2013 enlisted accessions goals through November, the second month of the fiscal year, according to the Pentagon’s newest recruiting statistics, released on Thursday. The Active Duty force matched its target of bringing in 4,452 new recruits through November, states the Pentagon’s Jan. 10 release. The Air National Guard attracted the 1,414 new accessions for whom it had planned, and the Air Force Reserve accepted 1,279 accessions, its fiscal-year-to-date target, show the data. Across the Defense Department, all of the sister services’ Active Duty components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date recruiting goals, according to the release. Among their reserve forces, only the Army Reserve did not meet its goal, falling short by 654 accessions. (See also our coverage of October’s recruiting numbers.)