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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 563-07
May 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April

       The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of April.  
 
  • Active duty recruiting.  All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in April. 
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army
5,804
5,400
107
Navy
2,718
2,718
100
Marine Corps
1,899
1,345
141
Air Force
2,040
2,040
100
 
  • Active duty retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. 
 
  • Reserve forces recruiting. Two of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for April 2007.  
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,746
6,483
89
Army Reserve
1,888
2,336
81
Navy Reserve
876
927
94
Marine Corps Reserve
525
424
124
Air National Guard
709
844
84
Air Force Reserve
622
619
100
 
 
·        Reserve forces retention. For April, Army National Guard retention was 107 percent of the goal of 20,069, and Air National Guard retention was 102 percent of its goal of 936. The Army National Guard is currently at 100 percent of its end strength, while the Air National Guard is at 96 percent. Losses in all reserve components for March are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into April.
        
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.