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

  No. 762-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July


 

 

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

  • Active duty recruiting.  All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in July. 


Accessions Goal Percent
Army 10,890 10,450 104
Navy 4,043 4,043 100
Marine Corps 3,197 2,865 112
Air Force 2,130 2,121 100

  • Active duty recruiting from Oct. 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006.


Accessions Goal Percent
Army 62,505 60,150 104
Navy 28,499 28,499 100
Marine Corps 24,300 23,968 101
Air Force 25,089 24,968 100

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

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


Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,021 6,734 75
Army Reserve 3,751 4,334 87
Navy Reserve 979 1,097 89
Marine Corps Reserve 911 885 103
Air National Guard 772 738 105
Air Force Reserve 550 550 100

  • Reserve forces recruiting from Oct. 1, 2005 to July 31, 2006.


Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 56,498 56,722 99
Army Reserve 28,868 29,170 99
Navy Reserve 7,724 9,249 84
Marine Corps Reserve 7,041 6,961 101
Air National Guard 7,197 7,726 93
Air Force Reserve 5,954 5,758 103

  • Reserve forces retention.For July, Army National Guard retention was 120 percent of the cumulative goal of 28,408, and Air National Guard retention was 107 percent of its cumulative goal of 7,121. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 98 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for June are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into July.

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) 874-9048 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.

 

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