Army Guard sees unexpectedly high retention rate
from U.S. Army
The Defense Department announced recruiting and retention numbers for the 2011 fiscal year recently, stating that the Army National Guard intentionally achieved only 95 percent of its recruiting goal in order to stay within its authorized end strength. "We missed our accessions mission last year due to better-than-anticipated retention and a little bit of an economy factor, but it was an intentional miss and not due to a lack of accessions," said Col. Rob Porter, chief of the Army National Guard strength directorate.
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