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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 086-09
February 10, 2009

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for January 2009

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of January.
 
          ·         Active Component.
                    ·         Recruiting.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for January.
                    ·         Army – 9,658 accessions with a goal of 9,000; 107 percent
                    ·         Navy – 2,948 accessions with a goal of 2,948; 100 percent
                    ·         Marine Corps – 3,720 accessions with a goal of 3,406; 109 percent
                    ·         Air Force – 2,600 accessions with a goal of 2,597; 100 percent           
  • Retention. All four active components continued their success in fiscal 2009, meeting or exceeding January retention goals.  
           ·         Reserve Component.
          ·         Accessions. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded 
          their accession goals for the month of January 2009. Although the Army   
          National Guard fell short of its January goal, it is well ahead (114 percent) of its
          annual goal.
          ·         Army National Guard – 4,913 accessions with a goal of 5,577; 88 percent
          ·         Army Reserve – 3,223 accessions with a goal of 3,128; 103 percent
          ·         Navy Reserve – 712 accessions with a goal of 712; 100 percent
          ·         Marine Corps Reserve – 879 accessions with a goal of 567; 155 percent
          ·         Air National Guard – 896 accessions with a goal of 703; 127 percent
          ·         Air Force Reserve – 683 accessions with a goal of 683; 100 percent
 
          ·         Reserve Attrition. Losses in all reserve components were 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.