Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming National Guard has been meeting or exceeding its recruitment and retention goals. Col. Brian Harmsen, deputy chief of staff of personnel for the
Wyoming Army National Guard, says it's no longer a question of if
but when Guard members will be deployed. But Harmsen says that's
one of the reasons why some people are signing up for Guard duty.
Harmsen says the Wyoming Army Guard has reached better than 98
percent of its recruitment goal. That's despite being told to hold
off further recruitment. Harmsen says the Army Guard could have
exceeded its goal otherwise.
The Wyoming Air National Guard has more than doubled its
recruitment expectations, recruiting 164 airmen over fiscal year
2008. Senior Master Sgt. Tim Fisher of the Air Guard says a
national advertising campaign is one reason for the recruitment