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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 411-07
April 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March

           The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of March.  
 
  • Active duty recruiting.  All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March. 
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army
5,545
5,500
101
Navy
2,749
2,749
100
Marine Corps
1,936
1,787
108
Air Force
2,172
2,172
100
 
  • Active duty retention.  Retention in the services remains solid. The Army, Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. The Navy missed its first-term target, but achieved 99 percent overall.
 
  • Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for March 2007.  
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
6,953
6,645
105
Army Reserve
2,055
2,567
80
Navy Reserve
851
856
99
Marine Corps Reserve
430
371
116
Air National Guard
844
933
90
Air Force Reserve
741
622
119
 
·               Reserve forces retention. For March, Army National Guard retention was 94 percent of the goal of 3,593, and Air National Guard retention was 111 percent of its goal of 829. The Army National Guard is currently at 100 percent of its end strength, while the Air National Guard is at 99 percent. Losses in all reserve components for February are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into March.
        
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.
 

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