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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 0025-08
January 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for December 2007

    The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of December.
 
·         Active Duty Recruiting. 
 
·        December Monthly. All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of December (below) and have surpassed goals for fiscal 2008 to date. 
 
December 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
789
750
105
Navy
1,891
1,891
100
Marine Corps
1,992
1,726
115
Air Force
1,772
1,772
100
 
  • Active Duty Retention. The Army, Marine Corps, and Navy have all exceeded their retention goals through December.
 
  • Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
·        December Monthly.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for December 2007; however, all six have made their goals for fiscal 2008 to date. 
 
December 2007
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
4,985
4,157
120
Army Reserve
3,280
3,065
107
Navy Reserve
682
682
100
Marine Corps Reserve
410
410
100
Air National Guard
624
650
96
Air Force Reserve
561
560
100
 
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.