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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 991-07
August 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2007

   
            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of July.  
 
            Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting. 
 
            Monthly. All four Services met or exceeded recruiting goals for July. 
 
July 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army
9,972
9,750
102
Navy
4,173
4,173
100
Marine Corps
4,793
4,613
104
Air Force
2,078
2,078
100
 
            Active Duty Retention. Retention remains strong in the active force with all Services meeting or exceeding their aggregate year-to-date targets. We anticipate that all Services will meet their fiscal year retention goals in all categories.
 
            Reserve Forces Enlisted Accessions.  
 
            Monthly.  Accession data include: Recruiting + Active to Reserve Transitions + IRR to Unit Transfers. Five of the six Reserve components met or exceeded their goals for July 2007.
 
July 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
4,908
4,900
100
Army Reserve
4,589
4,012
114
Navy Reserve
1,110
1,027
108
Marine Corps Reserve
1,081
997
108
Air National Guard
787
907
87
Air Force Reserve
648
648
100
 
            Reserve Retention. Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits. We expect July 2007 to continue at the current trend. (Note: This indicator lags by one month).
 
            Detailed information can be obtained by contacting the individual military recruiting commands at (502) 626-0164 for Army, (210) 565-4678 for Air Force, (703) 784-9454 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9049 for Navy.  The reserve components can be reached at: National Guard Bureau (703) 607-2586; Army Reserve (404) 464-8490; Air Force Reserve (703) 697-1761; Navy Reserve (504) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.