Army Guard to End Fiscal Year Below Full Strength

All three components of the Army will end the fiscal year this month below their congressionally authorized personnel end strength.

The active component will miss its mark of 483,500 soldiers by about 7,500, the Army National Guard will be 8,000 below its authorized strength of 343,500 and the Army Reserve will be 9,000 below its 199,500 goal, according to Army figures.