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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 697-05
July 11, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of June.

 

Active duty recruiting. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force met or exceeded their recruiting goals in June.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

6,157

5,650

109

Navy

4,566

4,529

101

Marine Corps

4,156

4,051

103

Air Force

2,400

2,370

101

 

Active duty retention. All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for June and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

 

Reserve forces recruiting. Four of the six reserve components, the Army Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve met or exceeded their June recruiting goals.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

4,337

5,032

86

Army Reserve

3,651

3,610

101

Air National Guard

798

753

106

Air Force Reserve

773

768

101

Navy Reserve

1,233

1,336

92

Marine Corps Reserve

1,196

1,194

100

 

Reserve forces retention. For June, Army National Guard retention was 105.9 percent of the cumulative goal of 23,647, and Air National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal of 8,860. Losses in all reserve components in May were lower than projected, and that trend is expected to continue into June. We continue to monitor the effects of the increased use of our reserve components on retention rates.

 

Fiscal Year-to-date Summary

 

Fiscal 2005 Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004- June 30, 2005

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

47,121

54,935

86

Navy

23,022

23,069

100

Marine Corps

21,397

20,986

102

Air Force

11,447

11,338

101

Total

102,450

110,328

93

 

Fiscal 2005 Reserve Component Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004- June 30, 2005

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

34,589

44,989

77

Army Reserve

15,540

19,753

79

Navy Reserve

8,002

8,733

92

Marine Corps Reserve

6,350

6,333

100

Air National Guard

6,290

7,619

83

Air Force Reserve

6,604

5,769

114

 

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) 874-9444 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau (703) 607-5934; Army Reserve (404) 464-8490; Air Force Reserve (703) 697-1761; Navy Reserve (504) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.