ARMY ACHIEVES RECRUITING GOALS EARLY

ARMY ACHIEVES RECRUITING GOALS EARLY



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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 22, 2002–For the third straight year the United States Army met its recruiting goals early. The Army’s annual recruiting goal for fiscal year 2002 is 79,500 active duty recruits and 28,825 Army Reserve recruits.

Under Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee credited the success to continued outstanding teamwork from Army recruiters, soldiers and civilian employees, and veterans as well as the Army’s advertising and Internet efforts.

“We are grateful to the men and women who volunteer to serve this nation, to those who support their efforts and to those who fly the American flag at their homes and in their hearts,” Secretary Brownlee said during an 11 a.m. press briefing Aug. 22 at the Pentagon’s courtyard.

Recruiting efforts have increased leads by 48 percent over Fiscal Year 2001, according to U.S. Army Recruiting Command statistics. Last year’s Army of One campaign’s “Basic Training” series won a prestigious Effie Award this year. These award-winning ads and related http://www.goarmy.com website information also were expanded into a 26-part series now airing on The History Channel. The Army Recruiting Web site http://www.goarmy.com had over 8.5 million visits this year and averaged 750 connections daily to its recruiter chat room.

For more information, call the Media Relations Division, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, at 703-697-7550. This document is also available on Army Link, a World Wide Web Server on the Internet at

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ARMY ACHIEVES RECRUITING GOALS EARLY