Monday, July 10, 2006

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.


At 11 July, 2006 13:34, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

So that means that the Army expects to recruit 9400 in each month of July, August and September, while it only made 8756 in June.
We also cannot forget that the US Army missed it's goal of 80000 last year, by about 7000, so wouldn't this year's goal have to account for that lost amount too?

Boy, the Army Recruitment drive is filled with the most optimistic people in the world.


At 11 July, 2006 15:15, Blogger Karl said...

Last year's goal was not met, and that's that.

They're trying again this year.

At 12 July, 2006 10:47, Blogger ariadne said...

Do you know of any chart that has the yearly data regarding
1) the decline of military standards
2) the lowering of the "goal" numbers?
3) the rise in age limits?

At 14 July, 2006 13:02, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

When I was in the Army, a number of people I knew were in the Army because before they had joined, they were up before a judge because a variety of charges (mostly things like possession of drugs).
The judge would give them the option of joining the Army (and having the charged shelved), or being charged.

So for the Military to recruit from the less desirable portion of society isn't something new.

At 14 July, 2006 13:04, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

Question: For the month of June of 2005, what were the number of recruits?

I just want to compare between last year and this year.

At 14 July, 2006 13:09, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

OK, I found them. Here they are for June 2005

At 14 July, 2006 18:09, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

I just had a 'Faux News' 'Lets screw with the facts' moment. My last post was for May 2005. Here it is for June 2005.


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