Military Makes Recruiting Quotas for June - How?
June 2006 military recruiting statistics show that all services met their active-duty component recruitment goals (details below).
Who are these true patriots enlisting in a time of war?
Many of them are real Americans who sincerely want to serve our country. Operation Yellow Elephant thanks them for their commitment and wishes them the best; we call on all Americans to support them.
Unfortunately, the numbers also include others, such as racial extremists and anti-social personality disorders, who don't belong in our military, as well as a higher proportion of waivers. They would not be considered if the College and Young Republicans were fulfilling their responsibilities as the future leaders of our governing party.
Here are the details:
Active Army June 2006: 8,756, goal 8,600, 102%
FY-06 to date (Oct 2005-June 2006): 51,612, goal 49,700, 104%
Rest of FY-06 (July-Sept 2006 only): they must recruit an additional 28,388 by 30 Sept. to make the annual goal of 80,000. That's more than 9,400 per month, compared to 8,756 in June (when some high schools hadn't yet graduated).
Active Marine Corps June 2006: 4,357, goal 4,129, 105%
FY-06 to date: 21,103, goal 20,875, 101%
Rest of FY-06: They must recruit an additional 17,528 to make the annual goal of 38,631. That's well over 5,500 per month, compared to 4,357 in June.
The Air Force and the Navy met their goals for June and FY-06 to date, but they are each less than half the Army's needs and similar to those of the Marines. For further details, click here.
DoD is still regurgitating that 1999 (i.e., Clinton Administration) Heritage Foundation study on military recruits. We call on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to provide an update.
Certainly all of the numbers have improved under the Administration of George W. Bush. It's time for the Pentagon to show the American people that wealthy Americans are also serving in our military.
All we need is one.