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Kendall: Air Force Recruiting Shortfall Not a ‘Crisis’

By Chris Gordon

The Air Force does not have serious long-term concerns about recruiting, Secretary of the Air
Force Frank Kendall said on June 22. “We have things that we can do to manage our way
through this, so we are not in any kind of crisis”. Kendall said at an event hosted by the Center for
a New American Security. The Air Force is in line to miss its recruiting goal by about 10 percent
this year for the Active-Duty Force, with slightly worse numbers for the Guard and Reserve.
Kendall said the service has tried to offer more flexibility in a competitive job market to help fill
the shortfall.