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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 943-08
November 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for October 2008

            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.
 
·         October Monthly.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for October.
          - Army: 5,324 accessions with a goal of 5,275, for 101 percent
          - Navy: 2,930 accessions with a goal of 2,930, for 100 percent
          - Marine Corps: 2,983 accessions with a goal of 2,875, for 104 percent
          - Air Force: 3,336 accessions with a goal of 3,336, for 100 percent
  •  Active Duty Retention. All four active components are off to an excellent start, exceeding October retention goals.
 ·         Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
·         October Monthly. All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession
          goals for the month of October 2008.
           - Army National Guard: 6,487 accessions with a goal of 5,600, 116 percent
           - Army Reserve: 3,049 accessions with a goal of 2,770, 110 percent
           - Navy Reserve: 664 accessions with a goal of 664, 100 percent
          - Marine Corps Reserve: 968 accessions with a goal of 640, 151 percent
          - Air National Guard: 913 accessions with a goal of 758, 120 percent
          - Air Force Reserve: 856 accessions with a goal of 856, 100 percent
 
·         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.