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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 648-11
July 25, 2011

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

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

•     Active Component.

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

           o Army – 49,873 accessions, with a goal of 49,000; 102 percent
           o Navy – 24,550 accessions, with a goal of 24,550; 100 percent
           o Marine Corps – 18,926 accessions, with a goal of 18,886; 100 percent
           o Air Force – 21,025 accessions, with a goal of 21,025; 100 percent

      •   Retention.  The services are on track to meet 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 June.

           o Army National Guard – 38,350 accessions, with a goal of 39,108; 98 percent
           o Army Reserve – 22,892 accessions, with a goal of 20,901; 110 percent
           o Navy Reserve – 6,257 accessions, with a goal of 6,257; 100 percent
           o Marine Corps Reserve – 7,753 accessions, with a goal of 7,233; 107 percent
           o Air National Guard – 5,179 accessions, with a goal of 5,179; 100 percent
           o Air Force Reserve – 6,899 accessions, with a goal of 6,887; 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 901-874-9048 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.