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

  No. 113-08
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 08, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for January 2008


 

 

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

        . Active Duty Recruiting.

        . January Monthly.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of  January (below) and have surpassed goals for fiscal 2008 to date.


January 2008 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 8,693 8,600 101
Navy 3,056 3,056 100
Marine Corps 3,889 3,516 111
Air Force 2,016 1,960 103

         . Active Duty Retention. The Army and Marine Corps are exceeding their year-to-date retention missions. Navy is at 98 percent retention in the aggregate, Air Force is at 91 percent, and both are on track to meet the year end mission goals.

        . Reserve Forces Recruiting.

        . January Monthly. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for January 2008; however, all six have made their goals for fiscal 2008 to date.


January 2008 Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,688

5,509

103

Army Reserve 3,257

3,389

96

Navy Reserve 951

951

100

Marine Corps Reserve 875

875

100

Air National Guard 654

675

97

Air Force Reserve 569

569

100

 

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=11683



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