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

  No. 422-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April


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

 

  • Active duty recruiting.  All services exceeded their recruiting goals in April.

 

Accessions Goal Percent
Army 5,684 5,400 105
Navy 2,591 2,591 100
Marine Corps 1,499 1,495 100
Air Force 2,386 2,370 101

 

  • Active duty recruiting from Oct. 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006.

 


Accessions Goal Percent
Army 37,053 35,700 104
Navy 17,873 17,873 100
Marine Corps 14,757 14,600 101
Air Force 17,636 17,551 101

 

  • Active duty retention.  All services are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

 

  • Reserve forces recruiting.  Two of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in April.

 


Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,875 6,530 90
Army Reserve 2,164 2,611 83
Navy Reserve 648 865 75
Marine Corps Reserve 411 408 101
Air National Guard 719 778 92
Air Force Reserve 544 544 100

 

  • Reserve forces recruiting from Oct. 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006.

 


Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 38,916 37,825 103
Army Reserve 15,529 16,392 95
Navy Reserve 4,820 5,756 84
Marine Corps Reserve 3,805 3,787 100
Air National Guard 4,733 5,526 86
Air Force Reserve 4,201 4,004 105

 

  • Reserve forces retention.  For April, Army National Guard retention was 110 percent of the cumulative goal of 19,795, and Air National Guard retention was 102 percent of its cumulative goal of 5,612.  Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 97 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively.  Losses in all reserve components for March are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into April.

 

            To view a fact sheet on who is volunteering for the military, click here

 

            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) 678-1240; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.


http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2006/nr20060510-13008.html



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