Officials at the National Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. report a tough time recruiting in members, meeting only 56 percent of their goal. But Major Mike Fayette with the Missouri National Guard’s recruiting and retention batallion says that’s not the case here. Fayette credits some good benefits for those who serve, but more importantly, Missourians’ strong sense of duty that brings them in to the guard and keeps them in. He admits that all of the deployments Missouri guardsmen have had to perform over the last few years might have changed some perceptions whether or not this is just a part-time job.