Armed Forces News

The Army anticipates exceeding its recruiting goals for this year. The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) reported that the service is “on track to be 485,000 soldiers strong” in the active force by Sept. 30, when fiscal year 2020 ends. The AUSA article quoted Casey Wardynski, the assistant Army secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, as saying that the service will have a surplus in excess of 13,500 contracts by the fiscal year’s end. The surplus of recruits affords the Army the opportunity to place them in the delayed entry pool “and flow them into next year,” AUSA reported.