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

  No. 1034-05
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for September

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

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

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army 8,710 8,365 104
Navy 4,886 4,818 101
Marine Corps 3,738 3,694 101
Air Force 2,771 2,682 103

        Active duty retention.  The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps exceeded their annual retention goals. The Navy achieved 91 percent of its mid-career goal.

        Reserve forces recruiting.  Three of the six reserve components, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air Force Reserve, exceeded their September recruiting goals. The latter two also exceeded their goals for the fiscal year.


  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 6,048 6,148 98
Army Reserve 2,208 2,018 109
Navy Reserve 643 916 70
Marine Corps Reserve 131 127 103
Air National Guard 908 969 94
Air Force Reserve 465 260 178

        Reserve forces retention.  For September, Army National Guard retention was 104 percent of the cumulative goal of 32,571, and Air National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal of 10,413. Losses in all reserve components in August were within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend continued into September. 

 

Fiscal Year-to-date Summary

Fiscal 2005 Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004-Sept. 30, 2005

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army 73,373 80,000 92
Navy 37,703 37,635 100
Marine Corps 32,961 32,917 100
Air Force 19,222 18,900 102
Total 163,259 169,452 96

 

Fiscal 2005 Reserve Component Enlisted Recruiting

from Oct. 1, 2004-Sept. 30, 2005

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 50,219 63,002 80
Army Reserve 23,859 28,485 84
Navy Reserve 9,788 11,141 88
Marine Corps Reserve 8,350 8,180 102
Air National Guard 8,859 10,272 86
Air Force Reserve 9,942 8,801 113

 

            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 (985) 874-5669; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20051011-4881.html



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