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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1096-07
September 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August 2007

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of August.

• Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting.

Monthly. All four services met or exceeded recruiting goals for August.

August 2007

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

       10,126

9,600

106

Navy

4,194

4,194

100

Marine Corps

4,700

4,472

105

Air Force

3,128

3,128

100



Active Duty Retention. Retention remains extremely strong in the active force with all services meeting or exceeding their aggregate year-to-date targets. We anticipate that all services will meet their fiscal year retention goals in all categories.

• Reserve Forces Enlisted Accessions.

Monthly. Four of the six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for August 2007.

August 2007

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

5,596

6,415

87

Army Reserve

3,659

3,423

107

Navy Reserve

1,122

997

113

Marine Corps Reserve

560

474

118

Air National Guard

1,141

1,193

96

Air Force Reserve

858

858

100



Reserve Retention.  Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits. We expect August 2007 to continue at the current trend. (Note: This indicator lags by one month).


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) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.

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