half-pint said:I cannot speak on recruiting numbers for MARS, as that is beyond my purview, but I can speak on my perspective as someone currently in the MARS training system. There are a lot of people waiting to get on MARS II/III/IV right now and it looks like it's going to be a long wait for most, so I doubt they are taking many in, if any at all.
I can speak on recruiting numbers -- and for this fiscal year's Strat Intake Plan (13/14) MARS is the third biggest officer occupation. And the numbers are rising for future years, with both DEO and ROTP being the main sources. The only officer occupations that we are hiring more of right now are Pilot and Logistics.