Recruitment is so Down Pentagon Delays Release of Data until June
The numbers must be really bad. The Pentagon has delayed releasing recruitment data until June 10th, probably in hopes that seniors graduating will inflate the numbers:
The Pentagon on Wednesday postponed by more than a week the release of military recruiting figures for May, as the Army and Marine Corps struggle to attract new troops amid the Iraq war.
The military services had routinely provided most recruiting statistics for a given month on the first business day of the next month.
Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said the May numbers for the active-duty and reserve components of the all-volunteer military will be released on June 10.