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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1202-07
October 10, 2007

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for FY 2007

                The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for Fiscal Year 2007.  
 
·         Active Duty Recruiting Fiscal Year 2007. All Services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for FY 2007. 
 
Annual – End of Fiscal Year 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army
80,407
80,000
101
Navy
37,361
37,000
101
Marine Corps
35,603
35,576
100
Air Force
27,801
27,801
100
 
·         Active Duty Retention. Retention remains extremely strong in the active force with all Services having met or exceeded their aggregate year-to-date targets. The Marine Corps surpassed its overall aggregate reenlistment mission (110%) allowing them to exceed their FY07 targeted end strength by a comfortable margin. Air Force final information is pending.
 
Reserve Forces Accessions Fiscal Year 2007. Four of the six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for FY 2007.
 
Annual – End of Fiscal Year 2007
Quantity – YTD
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
66,652
70,000
95
Army Reserve
35,734
35,505
101
Navy Reserve
10,627
10,602
100
Marine Corps Reserve
7,959
7,256
110
Air National Guard
9,975
10,690
93
Air Force Reserve
7,110
6,834
104
 
·         Reserve Retention.  Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits. We expect September 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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