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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 403-08
May 12, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April 2008

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.
 
  • April Monthly. All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of April (below) and have surpassed goals for fiscal year 2008 to date.
 
April 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
5,681
5,650
101
Navy
2,905
2,905
100
Marine Corps
2,233
1,577
142
Air Force
2,435
2,435
100
 
  • Active Duty Retention. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps met or exceeded their active duty retention objectives.
 
  • Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
  • April Monthly. All six reserve components have met or exceeded accession goals through April 2008. 
 
April 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
6,201
5,538
112
Army Reserve
3,520
2,937
120
Navy Reserve
831
831
100
Marine Corps Reserve
459
459
100
Air National Guard
875
672
130
Air Force Reserve
681
680
100
 
 
 
  • Reserve Attrition. Losses in all reserve components are within acceptable limits. 
 
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.