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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 609-12
July 23, 2012

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

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

  • Active Component.
  • Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through June.
  • Army -- 42,538 accessions, with a goal of 42,250; 101 percent
  • Navy -- 24,854 accessions, with a goal of 24,848; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps -- 18,391 accessions, with a goal of 18,346; 100 percent
  • Air Force -- 21,332 accessions, with a goal of 21,332; 100 percent
  • Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through the ninth month of fiscal 2012.
  • Reserve Component.
  • Recruiting.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through June.
  • Army National Guard -- 36,508 accessions, with a goal of 35,876; 102 percent
  • Army Reserve -- 19,918 accessions, with a goal of 19,736; 101 percent
  • Navy Reserve -- 5,841 accessions, with a goal of 5,841; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve -- 6,927 accessions, with a goal of 6,649; 104 percent
  • Air National Guard -- 6,453 accessions, with a goal of 6,439; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve -- 6,458 accessions, with a goal of 6,458; 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.