U.S. Army Expects To Meet Recruitment Goals Despite Slow Year Because Of Improved Economy

Despite facing one of the largest recruiting deficits in years, the U.S. Army expects that it will nearly meet its recruiting goals by the end of its fiscal year in September, USA Today reports. The Army recruited 44,241 soldiers in July -- missing its goal of 47,944 by more than 3,000. In May, the numbers were even more dire: The Army fell short of its goal by 5,222 soldiers, recruiting 33,382 total.

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