U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
|IMMEDIATE RELEASE||August 10, 2005|
The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of July.
Active duty recruiting. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force met or exceeded their active duty recruiting goals in July.
Active duty retention. All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for July and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.
Reserve forces recruiting. Two of the six reserve components, the Marine Corps Reserve and Air Force Reserve, met their July recruiting goals.
|Army National Guard||4,712||5,920||80|
|Marine Corps Reserve||952||950||100|
|Air National Guard||721||827||87|
|Air Force Reserve||672||670||100|
Reserve forces retention. For July, Army National Guard retention was 105 percent of the cumulative goal of 27,664, and Air National Guard retention was 109 percent of its cumulative goal of 8,552. Losses in all reserve components in June were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into July. We continue to monitor the effects of the increased use of our reserve components on retention rates.
Fiscal 2005 Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004-July 31, 2005
|Army National Guard||39,301||50,909||77|
|Marine Corps Reserve||7,302||7,283||100|
|Air National Guard||7,011||8,446||83|
|Air Force Reserve||7,276||6,439||113|
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) 874-9048 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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