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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 341-11
April 25, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-Date 2011, Through March

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

 Active Component. 

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

  •  Army – 34,264 accessions, with a goal of 33,600; 102 percent
  • Navy – 16,011 accessions, with a goal of 16,011; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 11,497 accessions, with a goal of 11,468; 100 percent
  • Air Force – 14,279 accessions, with a goal of 14,279; 100 percent

      Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all continue to exhibit strong retention over the first six months of fiscal 2011.

 Reserve Component. 

      Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal-year-to-date 2011, through March.

  •  Army National Guard –27,426 accessions, with a goal of 25,825; 106 percent
  • Army Reserve –15,322 accessions, with a goal of 13,693; 112 percent
  • Navy Reserve –3,998 accessions, with a goal of 3,998; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve –5,081 accessions, with a goal of 4,525; 112 percent
  • Air National Guard –3,413 accessions, with a goal of 3,422; 99 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 4,539 accessions, with a goal of 4,525; 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.