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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 206-11
March 15, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-date 2011, through February

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

            •  Active Component.

                •  Recruiting - Year to Date.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through February.

                    o  Army - 28,112 accessions, with a goal of 27,500; 102 percent
                    o  Navy - 12,795 accessions, with a goal of 12,795; 100 percent
                    o  Marine Corps - 9,681 accessions, with a goal of 9,656; 100 percent
                    o  Air Force - 11,728 accessions, with a goal of 11,728; 100 percent 

                •  Retention.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force are meeting or exceeding 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 February.

                    o  Army National Guard - 22,694 accessions, with a goal of 21,777; 104 percent
                    o  Army Reserve - 12,708 accessions, with a goal of 11,427; 111 percent
                    o  Navy Reserve - 3,297 accessions, with a goal of 3,297; 100 percent
                    o  Marine Corps Reserve - 4,310 accessions, with a goal of 3,820; 113 percent
                    o  Air National Guard - 2,770 accessions, with a goal of 2,779; 99 percent
                    o  Air Force Reserve - 3,762 accessions, with a goal of 3,748; 100 percent

                •  Attrition.  All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals.

            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.