U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
|IMMEDIATE RELEASE||April 10, 2007|
The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of March.
- Active duty recruiting. All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March.
- 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 missed its first-term target, but achieved 99 percent overall.
- Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for March 2007.
|Army National Guard||6,953||6,645||105|
|Marine Corps Reserve||430||371||116|
|Air National Guard||844||933||90|
|Air Force Reserve||741||622||119|
- Reserve forces retention. For March, Army National Guard retention was 94 percent of the goal of 3,593, and Air National Guard retention was 111 percent of its goal of 829. The Army National Guard is currently at 100 percent of its end strength, while the Air National Guard is at 99 percent. Losses in all reserve components for February are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into March.
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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