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

  No. 1096-07
IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August 2007



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

• Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting.

Monthly. All four services met or exceeded recruiting goals for August.

August 2007 Accessions Goal Percent
Army 10,126 9,600 106
Navy 4,194 4,194 100
Marine Corps 4,700 4,472 105
Air Force 3,128 3,128 100

Active Duty Retention. Retention remains extremely 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. Four of the six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for August 2007.

August 2007 Accessions Goal Percent
Army National Guard 5,596 6,415 87
Army Reserve 3,659 3,423 107
Navy Reserve 1,122 997 113
Marine Corps Reserve 560 474 118
Air National Guard 1,141 1,193 96
Air Force Reserve 858 858 100

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

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) 784-9454 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9049 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) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.




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