Skip to comments.Active Components Meet April Recruiting Goals (What's that Mullah Murtha?)
Posted on 05/11/2007 4:43:47 PM PDT by SandRat
| WASHINGTON, May 10, 2007 All active-duty components of the military met or exceeded recruiting goals for April, Defense Department officials announced today.
The Army recruited 5,804 troops, which was 107 percent of its goal; the Marine Corps recruited 1,899, which was 141 percent of its goal; the Navy recruited 2,718, 100 percent of its goal; and the Air Force recruited 2,040, 100 percent of its goal.
According to the Dems, we emptied our prisons and homeless shelters just to scrounge up enough bodies to meet our quota.
God bless our troops and keep them in His care!!
i’d like to see the retention numbers of those after their first tour in iraq.
This is much needed good news, but an incredibly powerful reminder that we must start building a larger military for the long-term. We consistently hit our monthly targets despite the MSM hounds, which speaks volumes about the strength and perseverance of our enlisted ranks — but if you go back and look at the numbers even 12 months ago, you’ll notice that the goals have been lowered by more than half.
May 05 — 8,050
March 06 — 5,994
March 07 — 5,192
We must freeze the goal numbers.
Try again. Everyone in the Democrat Party and at The New York Times (”those empowered to discern the Truth”) knows that Americans join the military only because of utter desperation and destitution in this deeply depressed economy. The Army provides food for its soldiers, a commodity deeply desired by a severely underfed and malnourished, chronically hungry populace; widespread obesity testifies to the extent of this scourge on American society.
Try again.If you're talking about my math, I'd be happy to -- because I screwed it up. The Army figures aren't cut by more than half -- but the Nat'l Guard numbers are 30% of what they were two years ago. What I'm saying is that the situation is no worse than we expected, since we're still meeting monthly goals -- but we're going to need a bigger military in the long-term. For that reason, we can't continue to adjust the goals downward. Whether it's in the form of signing bonuses, scholarship funds, or guaranteed dwell time, we must concentrate on maintaining the status of military service as an attractive option to high-school graduates.