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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 295-06
April 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March

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

 

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

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

5,396

5,200

104

Navy

2,828

2,822

100

Marine Corps

1,688

1,647

102

Air Force

3,164

3,146

100

 

  • Active duty retention.   All services are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

 

  • Reserve forces recruiting.   Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

6,651

6,540

102

Army Reserve

2,261

2,534

89

Navy Reserve

757

870

87

Marine Corps Reserve

457

375

122

Air National Guard

834

834

100

Air Force Reserve

722

616

117

 

  • Reserve forces retention.  For March, Army National Guard retention was 108 percent of the cumulative goal of 16,949, and Air National Guard retention was 100 percent of its cumulative goal of 5,100. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 96 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Enlisted losses in all reserve components for February are generally lower than the same period reported last year.  Indications are that trend will continue into March.

        

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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 (504) 678-1240; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.