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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1173-05
November 10, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for October

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

 

Active duty recruiting. All services exceeded their recruiting goals in October.

 

Service

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

4,925

4,700

105%

Navy

2,268

2,244

101%

Marine Corps

2,760

2,700

102%

Air Force

2,180

2,161

101%

 

Active duty retention. All services exceeded retention goals for the month of October.

 

Reserve forces recruiting. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for October.

 

Service

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

4,050

3,970

102%

Army Reserve

2,198

2,133

103%

Navy Reserve

724

811

89%

Marine Corps Reserve

692

688

101%

Air National Guard

588

1,010

58%

Air Force Reserve

700

693

101%

 

Reserve forces retention. For October, Army National Guard retention was 98 percent of the cumulative goal of 2,456, and Air National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal of 986. Losses in all reserve components for September, which was the end of Fiscal 2005, were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend has continued into October.

 

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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