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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 698-08
September 10, 2009

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August 2009

                The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of August.  

 

·         Active Component. 

 

·         Recruiting.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for August. 

·         Army 8,285 accessions with a goal of 6,100; 136 percent

·         Navy 3,289 accessions with a goal of 3,289 ; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps 3,393 accessions with a goal of 3,073; 110 percent

·         Air Force 2,681 accessions with a goal of 2,681; 100 percent

 

·         Retention.  Retentions continues to be very strong as all four Active Component Services met or exceeded their retention goals.

 

·         Reserve Component.  

 

·         Accessions.  All six reserve components are on track for success in fiscal year 09.

·         Army National Guard 2,337 accessions with a goal of 4,277; 55 percent

·         Army Reserve 1,478 accessions with a goal of 1,208; 122 percent

·         Navy Reserve 636 accessions with a goal of 636; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps Reserve 433 accessions with a goal of 565; 77percent

·         Air National Guard 688 accessions with a goal of 840; 82 percent

·         Air Force Reserve 827 accessions with a goal of 167; 495 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) 874-9048 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.

 

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