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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 607-10
July 13, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June 2010

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

                        Active Component.

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

  • Army – 7,438 accessions with a goal of 7,328; 102 percent
  • Navy – 3,209 accessions with a goal of 3,209; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 4,048 accessions with a goal of 4,046; 100 percent
  • Air Force – 1,935 accessions with a goal of 1,931; 100 percent

                     Retention.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force retention are at or above the fiscal year-to-date goals for the first nine months of the year.

                    Reserve Component.

                   Recruiting.  Four of the six reserve components exceeded their accession goals for June 2010.  Both the Army and Air National Guard intentionally slowed June accessions because they are exceeding their fiscal year-to-date recruiting goal. 

  • Army National Guard – 4,544 accessions with a goal of 4,825; 94 percent
  • Army Reserve – 1,865 accessions with a goal of 1,690; 110 percent
  • Navy Reserve – 694 accessions with a goal of 694; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve – 1,296 accessions with a goal of 1,183; 110 percent
  • Air National Guard – 501 accessions with a goal of 507; 99 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 778 accessions with a goal of 754; 103 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.