As reported in Wednesday’s WaPo here, during FY 2008, all of the services met all of their recruiting goals for the first time in the history of the post-Vietnam all-volunteer force. The Marine Corps Times reports that as a consequence of the Corps’ recruiting success, the Marine Corps will no longer allow anyone with a felony or misdemeanor conviction for a sex offense to enlist. Dan Lamothe, Corps eliminates waivers for sex offenses as 202K mission is met, Marine Corps Times, Oct. 19, 2009, at 22. The article reports that from October 2006 through June 2008, the Marine Corps enlisted eight recruits with felony sexual offense convictions. The article also reports that in FY 2008, the Marine Corps enlisted 273 recruits with felony convictions. That accounted for just under 3/4 of 1 percent of all Marine recruits during that fiscal year. During the first half of FY 2009, it enlisted 71 recruits with felony convictions. That accounted for just under 1/3 of 1 percent of all Marine recruits during that period.