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

  No. 492-08
IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for May 2008


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

·        Active Duty Recruiting.

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


May 2008 Accessions Goal Percent
Army

5,568 5,500 101
Navy 2,983 2,983 100
Marine Corps 2,656 2,172 122
Air Force 1,888 1,888 100

 

  • Active Duty Retention. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps continue to enjoy excellent reenlistment rates and are meeting or exceeding goals across the board.   

·        Reserve Forces Recruiting.

·        May Monthly.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for May 2008. The Army National Guard, which is already at (109 percent) of its year-to-date goal, finished the month at 94 percent of its May goal, reflecting an Army decision to have the National Guard strength at its authorized level.


May 2008 Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard

5,311

5,635

94

Army Reserve

2,893

2,697

107

Navy Reserve

817

817

100

Marine Corps Reserve

923

923

100

Air National Guard

892

680

131

Air Force Reserve

638

636

100

 

·        Reserve Attrition. Losses in all reserve components are within acceptable limits. 

 

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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