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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 124-10
February 19, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for January 2010

                The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for January 2010.

 

·         Active Component.

·         Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for January 2010.

·         Army:  8,513 accessions with a goal of 8,393; 101 percent

·         Navy:  3,012 accessions with a goal of 3,012; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps:  3,035 accessions with a goal of 3,024; 100 percent

·         Air Force:  2,593 accessions with a goal of 2,593; 100 percent

 

·         Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force retained near or above mission goals through the first four months of fiscal 2010.

 

·         Reserve Component.

·         Recruiting.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for January 2010.

·         Army National Guard:  4,402 accessions with a goal of 4,100; 107 percent

·         Army Reserve – 2,272 accessions with a goal of 2,229; 102 percent

·         Navy Reserve – 511 accessions with a goal of 511; 100 percent

·         Marine Corps Reserve – 1,130 accessions with a goal of 819; 138 percent

·         Air National Guard – 563 accessions with a goal of 470; 120 percent

·         Air Force Reserve – 772 accessions with a goal of 772; 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.

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