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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 411-12
May 22, 2012

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through April

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2012, through April. 

Active Component.

            Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through April. 

  • Army - 32,711 accessions, with a goal of 32,500; 101 percent
  • Navy - 18,196 accessions, with a goal of 18,196; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps - 12,225 accessions, with a goal of 12,186; 100 percent
  • Air Force - 16,309 accessions, with a goal of 16,309; 100 percent 

            Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through the seventh month of fiscal 2012. 

Reserve Component.

            Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through April. 

  • Army National Guard - 28,634 accessions, with a goal of 30,168; 95 percent
  • Army Reserve - 16,436 accessions, with a goal of 15,623; 105 percent
  • Navy Reserve - 4,418 accessions, with a goal of 4,418; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve - 5,096 accessions, with a goal of 4,851; 105 percent
  • Air National Guard - 4,893 accessions, with a goal of 4,879; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve - 5,013 accessions, with a goal of 5,013; 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 910-570-8330; Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761; Navy Reserve 757-322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.

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