Latest Recruitment in the British Army Stories

2006-03-10 19:27:08

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The active-duty U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting in fiscal 2005, met its February goal, the Pentagon said on Friday, but fell short in the number of recruits netted in the year to date compared to last year. Four of the military's six reserve components -- the part-time Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air National Guard -- missed their February goals. The active-duty Navy, Air Force and Marines met their quotas. The...

2005-10-03 18:06:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army leaders on Monday said there was no crisis in recruitment despite figures showing a big shortfall in new soldiers in the latest fiscal year, partly caused by concerns over the war in Iraq. Army Secretary Francis Harvey told reporters he was concerned about recruitment levels in the last 12 months, which saw the biggest numerical shortfall of the goal since 1979. But he added: "Is this a crisis? No, it's not a crisis." Expressing optimism for the...

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