Despite a year of pilot programs aimed at getting new sailors, the Navy missed all its recruiting goals in Fiscal Year 2023, resulting in higher goals for next year, the sea service announced Tuesday. Read More
The following is the May 11, 2023, Government Accountability Office report, Coast Guard Recruitment and Retention Challenges Persist. Read More
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.
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
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
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.
This story has been updated to correct the number of Gen-Zers in the United States.
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
The Navy spent approximately $1.8 million to air a commercial in 16 markets during Super Bowl Sunday. Read More
The Navy exceeded retention goals for Fiscal Year 2022 and is on track to beat them in Fiscal Year 2023, according to data from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel obtained by USNI News. Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Fifty years after the United States turned to the all-volunteer force, a group of Marines gathered to hear outside experts discuss how to man the force between now and 2040. Read More