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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 975-09
December 14, 2009

DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers for November 2009

                The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of November 2009.

 

·         Active Component.

·         Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for November 2009.

·         Army – 7,063 accessions with a goal of 6,858; 103 percent

·         Navy – 3,291 accessions with a goal of 3,291; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps – 1,789 accessions with a goal of 1,780; 100 percent

·         Air Force – 2,894 accessions with a goal of 2,894; 100 percent

·         Retention.  The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps all continue to exhibit strong retention over the first two months of fiscal 2010.

 

·         Reserve Component. 

·         Recruiting. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for November 2009.  The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard are currently projected to come in over their budgeted strengths, and have reduced their November accessions accordingly.

·         Army National Guard – 3,335 accessions with a goal of 4,322; 77 percent

·         Army Reserve – 2,741 accessions with a goal of 2,009; 136 percent

·         Navy Reserve – 631 accessions with a goal of 597; 106 percent

·         Marine Corps Reserve – 727 accessions with a goal of 579; 126 percent

·         Air National Guard – 534 accessions with a goal 700; 76 percent

·         Air Force Reserve – 758 accessions with a goal of 457; 166 percent

·         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 (757) 322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.

 

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