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Release No: 305-10
April 16, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March 2010

       The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for March 2010.

       • Active Component.

       • Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for March 2010.

       o Army – 6,615 accessions with a goal of 6,389; 104 percent
       o Navy – 2,886 accessions with a goal of 2,886; 100 percent
       o Marine Corps – 1,118 accessions with a goal of 1,116; 100 percent
       o Air Force – 2,835 accessions with a goal of 2,835; 100 percent

       • Retention.  All service retention accomplishments are above the fiscal year-to-date goals for the first six months of the year.

       • Reserve Component.

       • Recruiting. All six reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for March 2010.

       o Army National Guard – 6,774 accessions with a goal of 5,150; 132 percent
       o Army Reserve – 3,010 accessions with a goal of 2,706; 111 percent
       o Navy Reserve – 348 accessions with a goal of 348; 100 percent
       o Marine Corps Reserve – 772 accessions with a goal 523; 148 percent
       o Air National Guard – 583 accessions with a goal of 540; 108 percent
       o Air Force Reserve – 983 accessions with a goal of 949; 104 percent
 
       • 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 757-322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.
 

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