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

  No. 1009-06
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for FY 2006


The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and Reserve components for fiscal 2006.  

        Active Duty Recruiting Fiscal 2006. All services have met or exceeded their recruiting goals for fiscal 2006. 


  Accessions Goal Percent
Army 80,635 80,000 101
Navy 36,679 36,656 100
Marine Corps 32,337 32,301 100
Air Force 30,889 30,750 100

        Active Duty Retention. Overall, we exceeded retention goals across the board. The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps exceeded fiscal 2006 retention goals in every category. The Navy retained in high numbers at the outset of the year, but a focus on physical fitness test performance led to an increase in disqualification among first-term sailors.

        Reserve Forces Accessions Fiscal 2006. Two of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for fiscal 2006, while two other Reserve components, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard were close to making their end of year goals. Although the Army Reserve fell short of its annual accession goal, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command achieved 99+percent of its annual recruiting goal.


  QUANTITY - YTD
Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 69,042 70,000 99
Army Reserve 34,379 36,032 95
Navy Reserve 9,722 11,180 87
Marine Corps Reserve 8,056 8,024 100
Air National Guard 9,138 9,380 97
Air Force Reserve 6,989 6,607 106

        Reserve Attrition.  Losses in all Reserve components were within acceptable limits. However, enlisted attrition through August 2006 is higher than the same period reported last year, but lower than the same period in the base year of fiscal 2000. The U.S. Naval Reserve presents a concern with its increasing attrition rates. We expect September 2006 to continue the current trend. (Note: This indicator lags by one month.)


Component Fiscal 2006 Target (Ceiling) Fiscal 2000 YTD AUG 00 Fiscal 2005 YTD AUG 05 Fiscal 2006  YTD AUG 06
Army National Guard 19.5 16.73 18.72 17.44
Army Reserve 28.6 26.69 21.29 19.67
Navy Reserve 36.0 25.25 28.79 30.38
Marine Corps Reserve 30.0 26.74 20.18 23.49
Air National Guard 12.0 10.32 9.35 9.94
Air Force Reserve 18.0 13.34 13.35 13.66
DOD NA 19.21 18.58 18.00

        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.

 

 

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