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Release No: 154-09
March 10, 2009

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February 2009

                The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of February.  
 
·         Active Component. 
 
·         Recruiting. All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for February. 
·         Army – 6,324 accessions with a goal of 6,000; 105 percent
·         Navy – 3,060 accessions with a goal of 3,060; 100 percent
·         Marine Corps – 1,752 accessions with a goal of 1,292; 136 percent
·         Air Force – 2,486 accessions with a goal of 2,486; 100 percent
 
  • Retention. All four active components continued their success in fiscal 2009, meeting or exceeding February retention goals.   
 
·         Reserve Component.  
 
·         Accessions.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for the month of February 2009. 
·         Army National Guard – 6,114 accessions with a goal of 5,592; 109 percent
·         Army Reserve – 3,614 accessions with a goal of 3,138; 115 percent
·         Navy Reserve – 602 accessions with a goal of 602; 100 percent
·         Marine Corps Reserve – 602 accessions with a goal of 602; 100 percent
·         Air National Guard – 946 accessions with a goal of 859; 110 percent
·         Air Force Reserve – 803 accessions with a goal of 803; 100 percent
 
·         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.