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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 187-08
March 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February 2008

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of February.
 
          ·         Active Duty Recruiting.
          ·         February Monthly.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of February (below) and to date have surpassed goals for FY 2008.
 
February 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
6,120
6,000
102
Navy
2,947
2,947
100
Marine Corps
1,915
1,400
137
Air Force
2,023
2,023
100
 
  • Active Duty Retention. Retention remains exceptionally strong in the Army and Marine Corps, both of which are exceeding goals across the board.
 
          ·         Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
          ·         February Monthly.  All six reserve components have met or exceeded their accession goals through February 2008.
 
February 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,793
4,997
116
Army Reserve
3,599
3,094
116
Navy Reserve
899
899
100
Marine Corps Reserve
483
483
100
Air National Guard
700
640
109
Air Force Reserve
634
632
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.