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

  No. 272-07

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February

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.  All Services met or exceeded recruiting goals for February. 


Accessions Goal Percent
Army 6,196 6,000 103
Navy 2,803 2,803 100
Marine Corps 1,792 1,696 106
Air Force 2,277 2,277


  • Active duty retention.  Retention in the services remains solid. The Army, Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. The Navy is expected to meet its end strength targets.

  • Reserve forces recruiting. Two of the six Reserve components met or exceeded accession goals for February 2007. 


  Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,105 6,308 81%
Army Reserve  2,254 2,387 94%
Navy Reserve 821 869 94%
Marine Corps Reserve 471 421 112%
Air National Guard 734 798 92%
Air Force Reserve 548 533 103%




·        Reserve forces retention. For February, Army National Guard retention was 114 percent of the cumulative goal of 13,446, and Air National Guard retention was 97 percent of its cumulative goal of 4,209. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 99 percent of their end strength. Losses in all reserve components for January are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into February.

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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