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

  No. 187-08
IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February 2008


 

 

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

          ·         Active Duty Recruiting.

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


February 2008 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 6,120 6,000 102
Navy 2,947 2,947 100
Marine Corps 1,915 1,400 137
Air Force 2,023 2,023 100
  • Active Duty Retention. Retention remains exceptionally strong in the Army and Marine Corps, both of which are exceeding goals across the board.

          ·         Reserve Forces Recruiting.

          ·         February Monthly.  All six reserve components have met or exceeded their accession goals through February 2008.


February 2008 Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,793 4,997 116
Army Reserve 3,599 3,094 116
Navy Reserve 899 899 100
Marine Corps Reserve 483 483 100
Air National Guard 700 640 109
Air Force Reserve 634 632 100

             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=11742



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