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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 030-11
January 12, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-Date 2011, through December

             The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through December.

             Active component.

  • Recruiting -- Year to Date.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through December.
    • Army -- 14,533 accessions, with a goal of 14,100; 103 percent
    • Navy -- 7,069 accessions, with a goal of 7,069; 100 percent
    • Marine Corps -- 5,915 accessions, with a goal of 5,895; 100 percent
    • Air Force -- 11,692 accessions, with a goal of 11,692; 100 percent
  • Retention.  All four active services met or exceeded their fiscal year-to-date 2011 retention goals.

             Reserve Component.

  • Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011 through December.
    • Army National Guard -- 14,106 accessions, with a goal of 12,954; 109 percent
    • Army Reserve -- 7,639 accessions, with a goal of 6,949; 111 percent
    • Navy Reserve -- 1,917 accessions, with a goal of 1,917; 100 percent
    • Marine Corps Reserve -- 2,637 accessions, with a goal of 2,266; 116 percent
    • Air National Guard -- 1,564 accessions, with a goal of 1,572; 99 percent
    • Air Force Reserve -- 2,354 accessions, with a goal of 2,340; 101 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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