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

  No. 533-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Number for May


 

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of May.  

 

  • Active Duty Recruiting. 
  • Monthly.  All Services exceeded their recruiting goals in May. 


May 2006 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 5,806 5,400 108
Navy 2,622 2,622 100
Marine Corps 1,991 1,899 105
Air Force 2,759 2,744 100
  • Year-to-Date.  All Services exceeded their "Year-to-Date" recruiting goals through May. 


As of May 2006 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 42,859 41,100 104
Navy 20,495 20,495 100
Marine Corps 16,746 16,499 102
Air Force 20,395 20,295 100
  • Active Duty Retention.   The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps continue to enjoy excellent reenlistment rates, meeting or exceeding all objectives.  Active Army has reenlisted 52,190 Soldiers toward a YTD glidepath mission of 46,224.
  • Reserve Forces Accessions.  
  • Monthly.  Accession data includes: Recruiting + Active to Reserve Transitions + IRR to Unit Transfers.  Five of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for May 2006.  The following table provides monthly goals and achievements for the month of May 2006

 


May 2006 Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 6,738 6,420 105
Army Reserve 3,835 3,783 101
Navy Reserve 955 1,052 91
Marine Corps Reserve 1,010 1,008 100
Air National Guard 812 720 113
Air Force Reserve 599 599 100

 

 

  • Year-to Date.  Accession data include: Recruiting + Active to Reserve Transitions + IRR to Unit Transfers.  Three of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals through May 2006.  The following table provides YTD goals and achievements through the month of May 2006.

 


Year to Date
As of May 2006
Quantity - YTD
Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 45,654 44,245 103%
Army Reserve 19,364 20,175 96%
Navy Reserve 5,775 6,808 85%
Marine Corps Reserve 4,815 4,795 100%
Air National Guard 5,545 6,246 89%
Air Force Reserve 4,800 4,603 104%

 

  • Reserve Attrition.  Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits.  Enlisted attrition through April 2006 is generally lower than the same period reported last year and in the base year of FY 2000, with the exception of the USNR which is experiencing higher than normal attrition. We expect May 2006 to continue at these low levels. (Note: This indicator lags by one month.)

 


Fiscal Year 2000-2006 FY 2006 Target (Ceiling) FY 2000
YTD
APR 00
FY 2005 YTD
APR 05
FY 2006
YTD
APR06
Army National Guard 19.5 11.62 12.5 10.6
Army Reserve 28.6 16.6 13.11 12.25
Navy Reserve 36.0 17.27 17.96 20.7
Marine Corps Reserve 30.0 16.18 11.03 13.64
Air National Guard 12.0 7.11 6.08 6.49
Air Force Reserve 18.0 10.47 8.4 8.39
DOD NA 12.84 11.86 11.26

Source – Defense Manpower Data Center.   Chart provides attrition data for FY 2006 as compared with FY 2006 ceilings, FY 2000 and FY 2005 rates for the same period.  (FY 2000 may be considered a base year, not affected by mobilizations associated with ONE/OEF/OIF.)

 

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/2006/nr20060609-13224.html



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