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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 093-13
February 15, 2013

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through December 2012

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2013, through December. 

            Active Component.  

                        Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2013, through December. 

  • Army - Army - 12,396 accessions, with a goal of 12,250; 101 percent
  • Navy - 7,782 accessions, with a goal of 7,782; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps - 6,073 accessions, with a goal of 6,058; 100 percent
  • Air Force - 6,516 accessions, with a goal of 6,516; 100 percent 

                        Retention.  The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the third month of fiscal 2013.  While the Navy exhibited strong retention numbers in the mid-career and career categories, the Navy’s achievement of 86 percent in the initial category is a result of the transition from a downsizing to a stabilizing posture. 

            Reserve Component.   

                        Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2013 recruiting goals.  The Army Reserve finished December 572 short of their goal. 

  • Army National Guard - 12,412 accessions, with a goal of 12,015; 103 percent
  • Army Reserve - 6,450 accessions, with a goal of 7,022; 92 percent
  • Navy Reserve - 1,281 accessions, with a goal of 1,281; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve - 2,359 accessions, with a goal of 2,163; 109 percent
  • Air National Guard - 2,170 accessions, with a goal of 2,170; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve - 1,872 accessions, with a goal of 1,872; 100 percent

            Attrition - All reserve components have met their fiscal-year-to-date attrition goals.  Current trends are expected to continue.  (This indicator lags by a month due to data availability). 

            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.