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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 681-08
August 11, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2008

            The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of July.
 
·         Active Duty Recruiting.
 
·         July Monthly. All Services met or exceeded recruiting goals for the month of July (below) and for fiscal 2008 to date.
 
July 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
10,141
10,000
101
Navy
4,200
4,200
100
Marine Corps
4,783
4,094
117
Air Force
2,555
2,541
101
 
  • Active Duty Retention. Army, Navy and Marine Corps met or exceeded their cumulative goals for fiscal 2008 through July.
 
·         Reserve Forces Recruiting.
 
  • July Monthly. All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for July 2008.
 
July 2008
Accessions
Goal
Percent
Army National Guard
5,467
5,436
101
Army Reserve
2,971
2,906
102
Navy Reserve
551
551
100
Marine Corps Reserve
819
819
100
Air National Guard
936
725
129
Air Force Reserve
695
695
100
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·         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.