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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1279-05
December 12, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for November

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

  • Active duty recruiting. All services exceeded their recruiting goals in November.

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

5,856

5,600

105

Navy

2,742

2,694

102

Marine Corps

2,127

2,026

105

Air Force

2,407

2,390

101

  • Active duty retention. The Army re-enlisted 10,677 soldiers toward a year-to-date mission of 11,556 (92 percent). The Marine Corps and Air Force enjoy excellent re-enlistment rates through November. The Navy barely missed its mid-career goal due to a shortage of specialized skills, and it is making program adjustments to achieve its end-of-year mission.

  • Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals this month.

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

4,960

4,510

110

Army Reserve

2,131

2,212

96

Navy Reserve

711

821

87

Marine Corps Reserve

484

482

100

Air National Guard

561

794

71

Air Force Reserve

495

493

100

  • Reserve retention. For November, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 4,841, and Air National Guard retention was 101 percent of its cumulative goal of 1,636. Both Guard components are currently at 95 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for October were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend has continued into November.

To view a fact sheet on who is volunteering for the military, click here. 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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