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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

  No. 933-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August

 

        The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of August.  

 

        Active duty recruiting.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded its recruiting goals in August. 

 

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army 9,455 9,250 102
Navy 5,057 4,892 103
Marine Corps 4,211 4,141 102
Air Force 2,905 2,793 104

 

        Active duty retention.  All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for August and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

 

        Reserve forces recruiting.  Three of the six reserve components, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, met or exceeded their August recruiting goals.  The Navy Reserve numbers are unavailable due to system failures as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

 

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 4,870 5,945 82
Army Reserve 2,801 3,073 91
Navy Reserve N/A 1,487 N/A
Marine Corps Reserve 917 770 119
Air National Guard 924 857 108
Air Force Reserve 825 820 101

 

 

        Reserve forces retention.  For August, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 29,472, and Air National Guard retention was 108 percent of its cumulative goal of 9,307. Losses in all reserve components in July were within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend continued into August.  Attrition remains quite low in the Marine Corps Reserve and the Air Force Reserve. 

 

Fiscal Year-to-date Summary

 


Fiscal 2005 Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2005

 

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army 64,663 71,635 90
Navy 32,817 32,841 100
Marine Corps 29,173 28,632 102
Air Force 16,451 16,218 101
Total 143,104 149,326 96

 


Fiscal 2005 Reserve Component Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004-Aug. 31, 2005

 

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 44,171 56,854 78
Army Reserve 20,865 25,930 81
Navy Reserve 8,934 12,165 73
Marine Corps Reserve 8,219 8,053 102
Air National Guard 7,935 9,303 85
Air Force Reserve 8,095 7,257 112

 

Detailed information on specific recruiting data can be obtained by contacting the individual military recruiting commands at (502) 626-0164 for Army, (210) 565-4678 for Air Force, (703) 784-9454 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9049 for Navy.  The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau (703) 607-2586; Army Reserve (404) 464-8490; Air Force Reserve (703) 697-1761; Navy Reserve (504) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.


http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20050912-4721.html



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