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Release No: NR-060-14
January 31, 2014

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014, Through December 2013

The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2014, through December 2013.  
 
Active Component.  
 
Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2014, through December.  
 
Army – 10,924 accessions, with a goal of 10,670; 102 percent 
Navy – 6,835 accessions, with a goal of 6,835; 100 percent
Marine Corps – 5,413 accessions, with a goal of 5,410; 100 percent
Air Force – 6,549 accessions, with a goal of 6,536; 100 percent
 
Retention.  The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the third month of fiscal 2014.   
 
Reserve Component.   
 
• Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2014 numerical accession goals.  
 
Army National Guard – 12,569 accessions, with a goal of 12,060; 104 percent
Army Reserve – 6,543 accessions, with a goal of 7,081; 92 percent
Navy Reserve – 936 accessions, with a goal of 936; 100 percent
Marine Corps Reserve – 2,063 accessions, with a goal of 2,011; 103 percent
Air National Guard – 2,337 accessions, with a goal of 2,337; 100 percent
Air Force Reserve – 1,410 accessions, with a goal of 1,369; 103 percent
 
Attrition – All reserve components have met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance.  Current trends are expected to continue.  (This indicator lags 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.