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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 023-09
January 12, 2009

DoD Announces December 2008 Recruiting and Retention Results

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of December.  
 
  • Active Component. 
              Recruiting. All services met or exceeded recruiting goals for December.
  • Army – 860 accessions with a goal of 750; 115 percent
  • Navy – 2,306 accessions with a goal of 2,306; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 2,392 accessions with a goal of 2,116; 113 percent
  • Air Force – 2,967 accessions with a goal of 2,967; 100 percent
             Active Duty Retention. All four active components continued their success in fiscal 2009, exceeding December retention goals.
 
  • Reserve Component.  
             Accessions.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for the month of December 2008. 
  • Army National Guard – 6,607 accessions with a goal of 4,625; 143 percent
  • Army Reserve – 3,335 accessions with a goal of 2,973; 112 percent
  • Navy Reserve – 538 accessions with a goal of 538; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve – 582 accessions with a goal of 582; 100 percent
  • Air National Guard – 803 accessions with a goal of 722; 111 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 701 accessions with a goal of 685; 102 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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