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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 913-12
November 19, 2012

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012

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

            Active Component.  

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

  • Army - 60,490 accessions, with a goal of 58,000; 104 percent
  • Navy - 36,329 accessions, with a goal of 36,275; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps - 30,514 accessions, with a goal of 30,500; 100 percent
  • Air Force - 29,037 accessions, with a goal of 29,037; 100 percent 

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

            Reserve Component.   

                        Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012.  The Army Reserve shortfall was the result of precision recruiting which was implemented in an effort to rebalance the force. 

  • Army National Guard - 47,997 accessions, with a goal of 46,000; 104 percent
  • Army Reserve - 26,041 accessions, with a goal of 26,875; 97 percent
  • Navy Reserve - 8,269 accessions, with a goal of 8,255; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve - 8,910 accessions, with a goal of 8,910; 100 percent
  • Air National Guard - 9,437 accessions, with a goal of 8,210; 115 percent
  • Air Force Reserve - 8,116 accessions, with a goal of 8,031; 101 percent 

            Attrition - All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal 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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