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

  No. 653-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June


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

 

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

 
Accessions Goal Percent
Army 8,756 8,600 102
Navy 3,961 3,961 100
Marine Corps 4,357 4,129 105
Air Force 2,564 2,548 101

 

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


 
Accessions Goal Percent
Army 51,612 49,700 104
Navy 24,456 24,456 100
Marine Corps 21,103 20,875 101
Air Force 22,959 22,843 101

 

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

 

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

 


 

Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,823 5,743 101
Army Reserve 5,640 4,661 121
Navy Reserve 970 1,021 95
Marine Corps Reserve 1,315 1,281 103
Air National Guard 880 742 119
Air Force Reserve 607 605 100

 

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

 


 

Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 51,477 49,988 103
Army Reserve 25,004 24,836 101
Navy Reserve 6,745 8,152 83
Marine Corps Reserve 6,130 6,076 101
Air National Guard 6,425 6,988 92
Air Force Reserve 5,404 5,208 104

 

  • Reserve forces retention.  For June, Army National Guard retention was 122 percent of the cumulative goal of 25,239, and Air National Guard retention was 108 percent of its cumulative goal of 7,121. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 96 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively.  Losses in all reserve components for May are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into June.

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) 784-9455 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/nr20060710-13413.html



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