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DoD Announces Recruiting, Retention Numbers Through June 2015

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2015 — The active-duty Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded their fiscal year-to-date 2015 accession goals through June 2015, Defense Department officials announced today.

The active-duty Army missed its goal by 4,696, officials said.

Here are the active-component recruiting numbers for fiscal year 2015 through June 2015:

-- Army: 38,918 accessions, 89.2 percent of its goal of 43,614;

-- Navy: 25,380 accessions, 100.0 percent of its goal of 25,380;

-- Marine Corps: 21,025 accessions, 100.1 percent of its goal of 21,005; and

-- Air Force: 17,495 accessions, 100.1 percent of its goal of 17,480.

The Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the ninth month of fiscal year 2015.

Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal year-to-date accession goals through June 2015. The Army National Guard missed its goal by 3,527. All six of the reserve components met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.

Here are the reserve-component accession numbers for fiscal year 2015 through June 2015:

-- Army National Guard: 32,654 accessions, 90.3 percent of its goal of 36,181;

-- Army Reserve: 20,897 accessions, 100.6 percent of its goal of 20,773;

-- Navy Reserve: 4,042 accessions, 100.0 percent of its goal of 4,042;

-- Marine Corps Reserve: 5,995 accessions, 100.9 percent of its goal of 5,941;

-- Air National Guard: 6,810 accessions, 100.0 percent of its goal of 6,810; and

-- Air Force Reserve: 5,213 accessions, 104.4 percent of its goal of 4,994.

Each of the six reserve components met their fiscal year attrition goals. Current trends are expected to continue. This indicator lags by 1 month due to data availability.