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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 024-10
January 13, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for December 2009

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

 

·         Active Component.

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

·         Army – 487 accessions with a goal of 403; 121 percent

·         Navy – 2,384 accessions with a goal of 2,384; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps – 2,221 accessions with a goal of 2,180; 102 percent

·         Air Force – 2,834 accessions with a goal of 2,834; 100 percent

 

·         Retention.  All four active services retained near or above mission goals through the first three months of fiscal 2010.

 

·         Reserve Component.

·            Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for December 2009.  The Army National Guard is on track to meet its year-end recruiting goal.

·         Army National Guard – 4,175 accessions with a goal of 4,319; 97 percent

·         Army Reserve – 2,253 accessions with a goal of 2,050; 110 percent

·         Navy Reserve – 496 accessions with a goal of 496; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps Reserve – 767 accessions with a goal of 592; 130 percent

·         Air National Guard - 692 accessions with a goal of 450; 154 percent

·         Air Force Reserve – 917 accessions with a goal of 917; 100 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.