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

  No. 883-09
IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2009

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for October 2009


The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for active and reserve components for October 2009.

Active Duty Recruiting for October 2009. All four services met or exceeded their recruiting goals.

-The Army had 6,914 accessions, making 101 percent of its 6,858 goal.

-The Navy had 2,926 accessions, making 100 percent of its 2,926 goal.

-The Marine Corps had 2,851 accessions, making 100 percent of its 2,843 goal.

-The Air Force had 2,198 accessions, making 100 percent of its 2,198 goal.

Active Duty Retention. All four services met or exceed their retention goals for October 2009.

Reserve Forces Recruiting for October 2009. All six Reserve components met or exceeded their goals.

-The Army National Guard had 4,425 accessions, making 112 percent of its 3,947 goal and the Army Reserve had 3,348 accessions, making 125 percent of its 2,675 goal.

-The Navy Reserve had 671 accessions, making 100 percent of its 671 goal.

-The Marine Corps Reserve had 1,132 accessions, making 144 percent of its 787goal.

-The Air National Guard had 698 accessions, making 124 percent of its 562 goal, and the Air Force Reserve had 1,083 accessions, making 100 percent of its 1,083 goal.

Reserve Attrition. Losses for the Reserve components are not available pending corrections and resubmissions from services.

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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