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

  No. 1202-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for FY 2007


 

 

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for Fiscal Year 2007.  

·         Active Duty Recruiting Fiscal Year 2007. All Services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for FY 2007. 


Annual – End of Fiscal Year 2007 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 80,407 80,000 101
Navy 37,361 37,000 101
Marine Corps 35,603 35,576 100
Air Force 27,801 27,801 100

·         Active Duty Retention. Retention remains extremely strong in the active force with all Services having met or exceeded their aggregate year-to-date targets. The Marine Corps surpassed its overall aggregate reenlistment mission (110%) allowing them to exceed their FY07 targeted end strength by a comfortable margin. Air Force final information is pending.

Reserve Forces Accessions Fiscal Year 2007. Four of the six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for FY 2007.

Annual – End of Fiscal Year 2007 Quantity – YTD
Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 66,652 70,000 95
Army Reserve 35,734 35,505 101
Navy Reserve 10,627 10,602 100
Marine Corps Reserve 7,959 7,256 110
Air National Guard 9,975 10,690 93
Air Force Reserve 7,110 6,834 104

 

·         Reserve Retention.  Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits. We expect September 2007 to continue at the current trend. (Note: This indicator lags by one month)

            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/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=11398



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