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

  No. 991-07

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2007



The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of July.  

            Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting. 

            Monthly.  All four Services met or exceeded recruiting goals for July. 

July 2007 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 9,972 9,750 102
Navy 4,173 4,173 100
Marine Corps 4,793 4,613 104
Air Force 2,078 2,078 100

            Active Duty Retention. Retention remains strong in the active force with all Services meeting or exceeding their aggregate year-to-date targets. We anticipate that all Services will meet their fiscal year retention goals in all categories.

            Reserve Forces Enlisted Accessions.  

            Monthly.  Accession data include: Recruiting + Active to Reserve Transitions + IRR to Unit Transfers. Five of the six Reserve components met or exceeded their goals for July 2007.

July 2007 Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 4,908 4,900 100
Army Reserve 4,589 4,012 114
Navy Reserve 1,110 1,027 108
Marine Corps Reserve 1,081 997 108
Air National Guard 787 907 87
Air Force Reserve 648 648 100

            Reserve Retention. Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits. We expect July 2007 to continue at the current trend. (Note: This indicator lags by one month).

            Detailed information 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) 874-9049 for Navy.  The reserve components can be reached at: 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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