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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1306-07
November 13, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For October

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of October.
 
            Active duty recruiting.  All Services met or exceeded recruiting goals for October. 
 
October 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
4,564
4,500
101
Navy
2,388
2,388
100
Marine Corps
2,788
2,720
102
Air Force
2,656
2,656
100
 
            Active duty retention. The Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force exceeded October retention missions. 
           
            Reserve forces accessions.  All six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for October 2007.
 
 
October 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,305
4,311
123
Army Reserve
3,297
3,169
104
Navy Reserve
918
818
112
Marine Corps Reserve
890
890
100
Air National Guard
818
609
134
Air Force Reserve
681
679
100
 
            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) 784-9454 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9049 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) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.