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Release No: 201-13
April 02, 2013

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year 2013 Through February 2013

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve Components for fiscal year (FY) 2013 through February. 

          Active Component.  

  • Recruiting.  All four active Services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for FY 2013 through February. 

              Army – 26,978 accessions, with a goal of 26,795; 101 percent

              Navy – 14,007 accessions, with a goal of 14,007; 100 percent

              Marine Corps – 11,131 accessions, with a goal of 11,112; 100 percent

              Air Force – 11,874 accessions, with a goal of 11,874; 100 percent 

  • Retention.  The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers through the 5th month of FY 2013.  The Navy exhibited strong retention numbers in the mid-career and career categories.However, the Navy’s achievement of 88 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 (FYTD) 2013 recruiting goals. The Army Reserve finished February 1,410 accessions short of its FYTD goal.

              Army National Guard – 21,186 accessions, with a goal of 20,664; 103 percent

              Army Reserve – 10,531 accessions, with a goal of 11,941; 88 percent

              Navy Reserve – 2,237 accessions, with a goal of 2,237; 100 percent

              Marine Corps Reserve – 3,894 accessions, with a goal of 3,853; 101 percent

              Air National Guard – 3,960 accessions, with a goal of 3,960; 100 percent

              Air Force Reserve – 3,085 accessions, with a goal of 3,085; 100 percent

  • Attrition – All Reserve Components have met their FYTD attrition goals.  Current trends are expected to continue.  (Note: 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.

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