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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 293-08
April 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March 2008

                The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of March.
 
Active Duty Recruiting.
 
March Monthly.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of March (below) and have surpassed goals for fiscal 2008 to date.
 
March 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
6,066
6,000
101
Navy
2,909
2,909
100
Marine Corps
2,234
1,632
137
Air Force
2,093
2,093
100
 
Active Duty Retention. Army and the Marine Corps retention continued with a strong showing this month; both are exceeding year-to-date goals.
 
Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
March Monthly. All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals through March 2008.
 
March 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
6,048
6,040
100
Army Reserve
4,304
3,543
121
Navy Reserve
865
865
100
Marine Corps Reserve
553
553
100
Air National Guard
946
784
121
Air Force Reserve
720
719
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.

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