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

  No. 882-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 08, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August


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

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

Accessions Goal Percent
Army 10,492 10,050 104
Navy 4,090 4,090 100
Marine Corps 4,320 4,053 107
Air Force 3,167 3,156 100


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

Accessions Goal Percent
Army 72,997 70,200 104
Navy 28,499 28,499 100
Marine Corps 24,300 23,968 101
Air Force 28,256 28,124 100

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

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

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 6,527 6,518 100
Army Reserve 2,433 3,954 62
Navy Reserve 1,087 1,027 106
Marine Corps Reserve 845 838 101
Air National Guard 1,010 792 128
Air Force Reserve 848 849 99


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

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 63,025 63,240 99
Army Reserve 31,301 33,124 94
Navy Reserve 8,811 10,276 86
Marine Corps Reserve 7,886 7,799 101
Air National Guard 8,207 8,518 96
Air Force Reserve 6,803 6,606 103


• Reserve forces retention. For August, Army National Guard retention was above 119 percent of the cumulative goal of 31,599, and Air National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal of 9,236. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 98 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for July are well within acceptable limits. The Navy Reserve presents a concern with its increasing attrition rates. Indications are that these trends will continue into August.

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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