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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 727-07
June 11, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for May

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of May.
 
  • Active duty recruiting.  Three of the four services met or exceeded recruiting goals for May.  Although the Army missed May’s recruiting goal it remains above the year-to-date mission by approximately 2,000 accessions ahead of their active-duty year-to-date goal.
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army
5,101
5,500
93
Navy
2,709
2,709
100
Marine Corps
2,225
1,665
134
Air Force
2,451
2,451
100
 
  • Active duty retention.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded overall retention missions.
  • Reserve forces recruiting. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in May.
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,612
6,403
88
Army Reserve
3,929
3,694
106
Navy Reserve
913
866
105
Marine Corps Reserve
1043
937
111
Air National Guard
736
955
77
Air Force Reserve
675
646
104
 
 
·         Reserve forces retention. For May, Army National Guard retention was 108 percent of the cumulative goal of 23,081, and Air National Guard retention was 99 percent of its cumulative goal of 7,478. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 100 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for April are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into May.
 
            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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