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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1034-05
October 11, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for September

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

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

8,710

8,365

104

Navy

4,886

4,818

101

Marine Corps

3,738

3,694

101

Air Force

2,771

2,682

103

 

Active duty retention. The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps exceeded their annual retention goals. The Navy achieved 91 percent of its mid-career goal.

 

Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air Force Reserve, exceeded their September recruiting goals. The latter two also exceeded their goals for the fiscal year.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

6,048

6,148

98

Army Reserve

2,208

2,018

109

Navy Reserve

643

916

70

Marine Corps Reserve

131

127

103

Air National Guard

908

969

94

Air Force Reserve

465

260

178

 

Reserve forces retention. For September, Army National Guard retention was 104 percent of the cumulative goal of 32,571, and Air National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal of 10,413. Losses in all reserve components in August were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend continued into September.

 

Fiscal Year-to-date Summary

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

73,373

80,000

92

Navy

37,703

37,635

100

Marine Corps

32,961

32,917

100

Air Force

19,222

18,900

102

Total

163,259

169,452

96

 

 

Fiscal 2005 Reserve Component Enlisted Recruiting

from Oct. 1, 2004-Sept. 30, 2005

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

50,219

63,002

80

Army Reserve

23,859

28,485

84

Navy Reserve

9,788

11,141

88

Marine Corps Reserve

8,350

8,180

102

Air National Guard

8,859

10,272

86

Air Force Reserve

9,942

8,801

113

 

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) 874-9049 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau (703) 607-2586; Army Reserve (404) 464-8490; Air Force Reserve (703) 697-1761; Navy Reserve (985) 874-5669; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.

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