The following is the May 11, 2023, Government Accountability Office report, Coast Guard Recruitment and Retention Challenges Persist. Read More
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Coast Guard Examining Part-Time Service to Better Man Its Force
Part-time service – like serving three days per week on active duty instead of seven – could help solve persistent recruiting shortfalls in the Coast Guard, the service’s commandant said Wednesday.
ACMC Smith: USMC Weighing Changes How it Recruits Marines in the Future
THE PENTAGON – The Marine Corps is on track to meet its recruiting and retention goals in Fiscal Year 2023. For the rest of the year, leaders are spending the year thinking about how they can keep it up for the next 50 years as the pool of recruits becomes smaller. Read More
VCNO: Navy Set to Miss FY 2023 Recruiting Goals for Enlisted Sailors by Nearly 16%
The Navy will likely miss its recruiting goals by 6,000 sailors for the current fiscal year, the vice chief of naval operations testified Wednesday. Read More
New Navy Physical Fitness Program Aims to Boost Recruit Pool
A new Navy fitness program is taking a page out of the Army’s playbook as part of the service’s latest effort to increase its ranks. Read More
Japan Faces Readiness Hurdle As it Modernizes Military, Former Defense Chief Says
Japan’s toughest hurdle, as it launches an unprecedented military modernization program and doubles defense spending, is the operational readiness of its air, naval and land forces, a former chief of the Japan Self-Defense Forces said Thursday. Read More
Navy Reserve Struggling to Recruit New Sailors, Emphasizing Benefits
This story has been updated to clarify comments from Vice Adm. John Mustin.
The Navy Reserve is emphasizing benefits from medical care to transferability of education benefits to commissary and exchange privileges to attract exiting active-duty sailors to sign up, Vice Adm. John Mustin said Wednesday. Read More
Navy Fitness Assessment Reset Latest Effort in Ongoing Retention and Recruitment Drive
Last week, the Navy announced it would hit reset on the service’s physical fitness assessments to give sailors a chance to get fit after almost three years of pandemic restrictions.
The PFA pass is the latest in a series of efforts the service has rolled out to increase recruiting and retention over the past two years, including most recently erasing failed fitness test scores for the past four years, as it aims to pull in nearly 38,000 new sailors.
Military Services Competing Over the Same Recruiting Pool of Less Than 500,000
SAN DIEGO – The Marine Corps and other service branches are competing to attract the same 412,000 eligible Americans between the ages of 17 to 24, a Marine recruiting commander said Tuesday. Read More
Navy Spent About $1.8 Million on Super Bowl Ads
The Navy spent approximately $1.8 million to air a commercial in 16 markets during Super Bowl Sunday. Read More