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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 581-08
July 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June 2008

          The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of June.  
 
·         Active Duty Recruiting.

June Monthly.  All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of June (below) and for fiscal 2008 to date.

 June 2008                               Accessions                Goal                Pecent
 
Army                                         9,365                           9,250               101
Navy                                          4,209                           4,209               100
Marine Corps                          4,531                           3,934               115
Air Force                                  2,203                           2,194               100
 
Active Duty Retention. Retention remains strong in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps as each are meeting or exceeding year-to-date goals. 
  ·         Reserve Forces Recruiting.
June Monthly.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for June 2008.
             June 2008                               Accessions                  Goal                Percent
 
             Army National Guard              5,290                           5,265               100
             Army Reserve                          3,138                           3,175               99
             Navy Reserve                           725                              725                  100
             Marine Corps Reserve          1,054                           1,054               100
             Air National Guard                   910                              767                  119
             Air Force Reserve                    690                              690                  100
 
·         Reserve Attrition. Losses in all reserve components are within acceptable limits. 
 
            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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