For the first time since 1999, the U.S. Air Force anticipates falling short of its active-duty recruiting goals. Secretary Frank Kendall revealed that the recruitment figures are expected to be approximately 10% below the target as the fiscal year approaches its end. Despite this setback, Kendall remains optimistic about future recruitment endeavors, acknowledging the need for continued efforts.
- The U.S. Air Force is set to miss its recruitment target for the first time in over two decades.
- The deficit in recruitment is projected to be about 10% by the close of the fiscal year.
- Secretary Frank Kendall shared these insights during a media round table at a conference in Maryland.
- The Air Force intends to address existing recruitment challenges to enhance results in the upcoming year.
- Kendall expressed optimism about the current recruitment landscape, emphasizing the ongoing efforts required.