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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, September 12, 2005
SIZING UP THE SOLDIER SHORTAGE IN AMERICA
Before February, the Army hadn't missed enlistment goal since May 2000; now it's fallen short four months in a row. The current state of military recruiting:

The Bigger Picture:
Oct. 1,2004 - May 31,2005


ACTIVE ------------------ GOAL --------------------RECRUITS:
Army .................... 49,285 .................. 40,964
Navy .................... 18,440 .................. 18,456
Marine Corps ............ 16,935 .................. 17,241
Air Force ............... 8,968 .................. 9,047
-----------------------------------------------------------
Total ................... 93,628 .................. 85,708

RESERVE
Army Nat'l Guard ........ 39,957 .................. 30,252
Army Reserve ............ 11,944 .................. 9,552
Navy Reserve ............ 7,397 .................. 6,484
Marines Reserve ......... 5,139 .................. 5,154
Air Nat'l Guard ......... 6,866 .................. 5,492
Air Force Reserve ....... 5,001 .................. 5,831
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Total ................... 76,304 .................. 62,765

WHO'S SIGNING UP?
(Army Applicants)

Active:
Female 20 Percent
Male 80 Percent

Reserve:
Female 28 Percent
Male 74 Percent

Race and Ethnicity:
White 66 Percent
African-American 15 Percent
Hispanic 13 Percent
Others 9 Percent

Reserve:
White 57 Percent
African-American 15 Percent
Hispanic 13 Percent
Others 8 Percent

(Source : Dept. of Defense/ USA)
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