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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 552-12
June 29, 2012

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

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

  • Active Component.
  • Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through May.
  • Army -- 37,953 accessions, with a goal of 37,700; 101 percent
  • Navy -- 21,160 accessions, with a goal of 21,160; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps -- 14,457 accessions, with a goal of 14,418; 100 percent
  • Air Force -- 18,952 accessions, with a goal of 18,952; 100 percent
  • Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through the eighth month of fiscal 2012.
  • Reserve Component.
  • Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through May.
  • Army National Guard -- 32,542 accessions, with a goal of 34,092; 95 percent
  • Army Reserve -- 18,237 accessions, with a goal of 17,595; 104 percent
  • Navy Reserve -- 5,056 accessions, with a goal of 5,056; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve -- 5,896 accessions, with a goal of 5,583; 106 percent
  • Air National Guard -- 5,669 accessions, with a goal of 5,655; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve -- 5,691 accessions, with a goal of 5,691; 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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