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

  No. 411-07

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March


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. 
Accessions Goal Percent
Army 5,545 5,500 101
Navy 2,749 2,749 100
Marine Corps 1,936 1,787 108
Air Force 2,172 2,172 100


  • 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.  


Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 6,953 6,645 105
Army Reserve 2,055 2,567 80
Navy Reserve 851 856 99
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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