The Pentagon’s August recruiting numbers aren’t all bad. The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force exceeded their monthly goals. Unfortunately, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve came up short again.
But with the end of the federal fiscal year rapidly approaching the Army is still short 7,000 soldiers and unlikely to make them up in one month.
The Army Reserve is 5,000-soldiers in the hole. And the Army National Guard? A deficit of 12,000.
Not a good recruiting year no matter how you slice it.