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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 161-07
February 12, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For January

 
The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of January.  
 
  • Active duty recruiting.  All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in Jan. 
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army
9,306
8,350
111
Navy
2,764
2,764
100
Marine Corps
3,403
3,162
108
Air Force
2,552
2,552
100
 
  • Active duty retention.  Retention in the services remains solid. The Marine Corps and Air Force are meeting or exceeding overall retention missions. Army met 109 percent of its year-to-date mission and Navy met 93 percent. 
 
  • Reserve forces recruiting. Four of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for January 2007.
 
 
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
6,199
6,125
101
Army Reserve
3,390
3,432
99
Navy Reserve
900
970
93
Marine Corps Reserve
829
811
102
Air National Guard
819
795
103
Air Force Reserve
580
564
103
 
 
 
 
·         Reserve forces retention. For January, Army National Guard retention was 120 percent of the cumulative goal of 10,289, and Air National Guard retention was 97 percent of its cumulative goal of 3,289. Both the Army and Air Guard are each currently at 99 percent of their end strength.  Losses in all reserve components for December are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into January.
        
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) 784-9455 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9048 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.

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