Recruiting numbers for January

DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For January

Not looking terribly bad:

If the Army could keep up this pace, they could easily add 2 or 3 full brigades per year, though it’s possible that some increases are already factored in to these goals. The latest budget proposals call for an increase in the Army’s end strength by 7,000 in FY2008 and another 33,000 in FY2009. While I think these increases are a good move, there’s no doubt it’s going to be tough if the economy and employment situation continue to improve.