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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 762-08
September 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August 2008

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of August.
 
  ·         Active Duty Recruiting.
 
  ·         August Monthly. All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of August (below) and for fiscal 2008 to date.
 
August 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
10,093
10,000
101
Navy
4,141
4,141
100
Marine Corps
4,206
3,561
118
Air Force
2,763
2,754
100
 
  • Active Duty Retention. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps remain strong and are expected to meet their end-of-year mission. 
 ·            Reserve Forces Recruiting. 
 
  ·            August Monthly.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for August 2008. 
 
August 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,807
5,785
100
Army Reserve
3,107
3,177
98
Navy Reserve
517
517
100
Marine Corps Reserve
520
520
100
Air National Guard
1,101
922
119
Air Force Reserve
729
537
136
 
  ·         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.