“The latest press release from the DoD indicates a net increase of 400 reservists to support the war in Iraq.

Here is the entire release from the DoD:

No. 1019-04
Oct 13, 2004
Media Contact: (703)697-5131
Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711

National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of October 13, 2004

This week, the Army announced an increase in the number of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization, while the Navy, Air Force and Marines had a decrease. The Coast Guard number remained unchanged. The net collective result is 400 more reservists mobilized than last week.

At any given time, services may mobilize some units and individuals while demobilizing others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. Total number currently on active duty in support of the partial mobilization for the Army National Guard and Army Reserve is 146,671; Naval Reserve, 3,771; Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, 10,283; Marine Corps Reserve, 11,495; and the Coast Guard Reserve, 1,515. This brings the total National Guard and Reserve personnel, who have been mobilized, to 173,735 including both units and individual augmentees.

In order to combat the issues and identified misuse (see “”Back door Draft“”) of our forces, John Kerry has proposed adding 40,000 active duty Army personel.

A complete listing of all National Gaurd and Reserve personnel currently mobilized can be found on the DoD Website.