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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1267-06
December 12, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for November 2006

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of November.  

 

  • Active duty recruiting.  All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for November.   

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

6,485

6,150

105

Navy

2,887

2,887

100

Marine Corps

2,095

2,012

104

Air Force

1,877

1,877

100

 

  • Active duty retention.   The services are starting off well with the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force exceeding overall retention missions.  While Navy's numbers are below monthly goals, we are predicting it will meet its reenlistment goals for this fiscal year.

 

  • Reserve forces recruiting.  Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in November. 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

5,094

4,517

113%

Army Reserve

1,888

2,376

79%

Navy Reserve

687

755

91%

Marine Corps Reserve

547

535

102%

Air National Guard

752

655

115%

Air Force Reserve

436

434

100%

 

  • Reserve forces retention.  For November, Army National Guard retention was 137 percent of the cumulative goal of 4,336, and Air National Guard retention was 101 percent of its cumulative goal of 1,599. The Army and Air Guard are each currently at 99 percent of their end strength. Losses in all reserve components for October are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into November.

 

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.