Operation Enduring Freedom continues and it's always good news to report no loss of American life since January 20th.

KIA States Last Week:  0

The Department of Defense (DoD) last Friday released the official 'recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components' through December 2013.

Active Component

Recruiting - All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession

  • Army – 10,924 accessions, with a goal of 10,670; 102 percent
  • Navy – 6,835 accessions, with a goal of 6,835; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 5,413 accessions, with a goal of 5,410; 100 percent
  • Air Force – 6,549 accessions, with a goal of 6,536; 100 percent

Retention - All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession

Reserve Component

Recruiting - Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2014 numerical accession goals

  • Army National Guard – 12,569 accessions, with a goal of 12,060; 104 percent
  • Army Reserve – 6,543 accessions, with a goal of 7,081; 92 percent
  • Navy Reserve – 936 accessions, with a goal of 936; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve – 2,063 accessions, with a goal of 2,011; 103 percent
  • Air National Guard – 2,337 accessions, with a goal of 2,337; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 1,410 accessions, with a goal of 1,369; 103 percent

Attrition - All reserve components have met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance

(All figures directly from the Department of Defense (DoD) website)

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