June 1940

The Recruiting Drive

Volume 24, Issue 2

WHEN the emergency recruiting drive towards the goal of 25,000 men for the Marine Corps was inaugurated early in last September, the Corps was approximately 6,700 short of that goal. It ended in the first week of February with the ball on the six-inch line, almost a full month ahead of the general estimate. In that span of 127 working days the recruiting service had enlisted a total of 7,939 recruits to reach its goal, and to fill the gaps of service attrition.

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