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

  No. 161-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For January



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.  All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in Jan. 

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army 9,306 8,350 111
Navy 2,764 2,764 100
Marine Corps 3,403 3,162 108
Air Force 2,552 2,552 100
  • Active duty retention.  Retention in the services remains solid. The Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. Army met 109 percent of its year-to-date mission and Navy met 93 percent. 
  • Reserve forces recruiting. Four of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for January 2007.

  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 6,199 6,125 101
Army Reserve 3,390 3,432 99
Navy Reserve 900 970 93
Marine Corps Reserve 829 811 102
Air National Guard 819 795 103
Air Force Reserve 580 564 103


·         Reserve forces retention. For January, Army National Guard retention was 120 percent of the cumulative goal of 10,289, and Air National Guard retention was 97 percent of its cumulative goal of 3,289. Both the Army and Air Guard are each currently at 99 percent of their end strength.  Losses in all reserve components for December are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into January.

To view a fact sheet on who is volunteering for the military, click here

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) 784-9455 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) 678-1240; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.


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