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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 114-08
February 11, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for January 2008

                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.
 
·        January Monthly.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of  January (below) and have surpassed goals for fiscal 2008 to date.
 
January 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
8,693
8,600
101
Navy
3,056
3,056
100
Marine Corps
3,889
3,516
111
Air Force
2,016
1,960
103
 
·         Active Duty Retention. The Army and Marine Corps are exceeding their year-to-date retention missions. Navy is at 98 percent retention in the aggregate, Air Force is at 91 percent, and both are on track to meet the year end mission goals.
 
·        Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
·        January Monthly. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for January 2008; however, all six have made their goals for fiscal 2008 to date.
 
January 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,688
5,509
103
Army Reserve
3,257
3,389
96
Navy Reserve
951
951
100
Marine Corps Reserve
875
875
100
Air National Guard
654
675
97
Air Force Reserve
569
569
100
 
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.