On the surface, the Navy has been working overtime to fill thousands of jobs that were eliminated last year when the fiscal year ended.
But some of the Navy’s new hires are not getting their start until the spring.
And the Navy may be putting some of them through their paces before the next recruitment drive, which could begin later this year or in 2018.
The Navy’s recruitment surge has been more dramatic than the Pentagon’s because the Navy is hiring from outside the U.S. as well as from overseas.
It’s also a big deal for the Navy, which has seen a large influx of recruits over the last decade as the U, S. and Europe have been rattled by the financial crisis.
The military has hired about 2,400 recruits since July 1, more than double the previous peak in the summer of 2015, according to the Navy.
The Army is the most prolific employer, with about 1,300 hires in the last two months.
Navy personnel are also picking up the slack, with 2,000 new hires in those two months, compared with 1,000 recruits in July.
Army recruiting has been especially strong because of the high number of veterans serving in the military, said Navy recruiting chief David J. Smith.
He said that since the military’s hiring freeze, veterans have been able to join the ranks without having to apply to military schools or get a draft notice.
Army officials declined to comment for this article.
Navy recruitment officials said in an e-mailed statement that the Army is recruiting more than 1,200 cadets and midshipmen and that Army recruiting is more diverse than Navy.
They said cadets are more likely to be men and have more advanced degrees.
A Navy spokesman, Capt. David T. Jones, said cadet recruits are selected for the military based on their aptitude and experience and not their education level.
They are not selected because of their military training or background.
Army recruitment has been particularly strong because the military is hiring at a higher rate than the Navy because of more military personnel.
In May, the Army said it hired more than 2,200 recruits in the past two months and that Navy was recruiting more midshipman recruits.
The Naval Academy’s recruiting website says the Navy recruits are more selective.
It says Navy recruiters are able to select from a wide variety of different educational backgrounds and are not constrained by a uniformed recruiter.
The academy says the cadet recruiters can meet the Navy recruit’s specific needs to make the Navy recruitment more personalized.
The academies website says cadet recruiting is the largest program at the Naval Academy, with more than 9,600 cadets.
Naval Academy officials did not respond to a request for comment.
Military recruiting is expected to continue to be the Navy department’s biggest revenue source in the next fiscal year.
The military has also been adding more personnel to the Army and Marines as the military grapples with a $5 trillion budget deficit and has been spending less on the military in recent years.
The Pentagon’s budget for fiscal 2018 is projected to be $18.6 billion, up from $18 billion in the previous fiscal year, the military said.
That is more than triple the Pentagon was expecting in fiscal 2017.