The 2010 Army Accessions Command Mission Success

Wednesday October 20, 2010

What is it?

The U.S. Army Accessions Command provides integrated command and control of recruiting for the Army's officers, warrant officers and enlisted Soldiers. The Army's human capital experts, the command begins the transformation of qualified volunteers into Soldiers and leaders in the Army and Army Reserve. This mission is primarily accomplished by subordinate commands, U.S. Army Recruiting Command and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

U.S. Army Recruiting Command achieved its enlisted accessions mission for fiscal year 2010 with 74,577 new regular Army Soldiers and 17,046 in the Army Reserve. U.S. Army Cadet Command met the Army's needs in FY10, commissioning 4,994 officers through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and 1,932 from Officer Candidate School.

What is the Army doing?

America's best and brightest continue to make the Army the service of choice. High school diploma graduates accounted for 99.9 percent of new active duty Soldiers, the highest total since fiscal year 1992. Those who completed at least a semester of college were 14,819, or 18 percent. Military occupation specialties (MOS) precision was at 99 percent.

Cadet Command had more than 35,000 students in Reserve Officer Training Corps during school year 2009-10. More than 17,000 of these cadets received some form of scholarship. Total scholarship money in FY11 will be $272 million. More than $51 million in four-year scholarships were awarded to 2,579 incoming freshmen for school year 2010-11.

Recruiting Command's Medical Recruiting Brigade commissioned 1,735 health care professionals during 2010, 907 for the regular Army and 828 in the Army Reserve. With the Army Reserve Dental Corps achieving 140 percent production, the following health care corps met every goal: Regular Army Nurse and Medical Service and Veterinary Corps in both Reserve and regular Army.
The Junior ROTC program, civics elective in high school, is now in 1,688 schools with more than 290,000 students enrolled. Forty-three more units are expected to be established in fiscal year 2011.

Why is this important to the Army?

An intelligent, diverse Army is necessary in today's volatile world. Our current enemy is cunning, nimble, effective in communicating, and integrated into the cultures we seek to help. The generation of young Americans choosing Army service is proving to be confident, adaptive and competent. They are able to handle the full complexity of 21st century warfare in a competitive and challenging joint expeditionary environment.

The Army represents the demographics of the United States closely. The 74,577 Soldiers that joined us in FY10 are comprised of 64 percent white Americans, 19 percent African American, 12 percent Hispanic and 5 percent Asian-Pacific Islander.

What happens in the future?

Cadet Command expects to commission 5,350 new officers during FY 2011, based on 35,500 cadets. Army Recruiting Command's FY 11 active Army mission is currently 67,000. The Army Reserve mission is currently 19,000 for 2011.


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