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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 701-12
August 23, 2012

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

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

Active Component.

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

  • Army -- 47,817 accessions, with a goal of 47,300; 101 percent
  • Navy -- 28,507 accessions, with a goal of 28,483; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps -- 21,462 accessions, with a goal of 21,416 100 percent
  • Air Force -- 23,988 accessions, with a goal of 23,974; 100 percent 

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

Reserve Component.

            Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through July.  The Army Reserve shortfall was intentional as they work to rebalance the force. 

  • Army National Guard -- 40,127 accessions, with a goal of 38,940; 103 percent
  • Army Reserve -- 21,725 accessions, with a goal of 22,194; 98 percent
  • Navy Reserve -- 6,652 accessions, with a goal of 6,652; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve -- 7,925 accessions, with a goal of 7,652; 104 percent
  • Air National Guard -- 7,333 accessions, with a goal of 7,319; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve -- 7,121 accessions, with a goal of 7,121; 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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