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Release No: 1008-08
December 10, 2008

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for November 2008

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of November.  
 
·         Active Duty Recruiting. 
 
·         November Monthly. All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for November.
·         Army -   5,605 accesions with a goal of 5,275; 106 percent
·         Navy - 3,082 accessions with a goal of 3,082; 100 percent
·         Marine Corps – 1,868 accessions with a goal of 1,782; 105 percent
·         Air Force – 2,916 accessions with a goal of 2,916; 100 percent
 
·         Active Duty Retention. All four active components continue their success in fiscal 2009, meeting or exceeding November retention goals.   
 
·         Reserve Forces Recruiting.  
 
·         November Monthly.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for the month of November 2008.  
·         Army National Guard - 5,516 accessions with a goal of 4,889; 113 percent
·         Army Reserve - 3,270 accessions with a goal of 2,811; 116 percent
·         Navy Reserve – 719 accessions with a goal of 719; 100 percent
·         Marine Corps Reserve – 550 accessions with a goal of 550; 100 percent
·         Air National Guard – 649 accessions with a goal of 588; 110 percent
·         Air Force Reserve – 610 accessions with a goal of 603; 101 percent
 
·         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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