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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 401-10
May 17, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April 2010

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

               • Active Component.

               • Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for April 2010.  Navy data are preliminary due to flooding at its personnel command.
                o Army - 6,287 accessions with a goal of 6,056; 104 percent
                o Navy - 2,618 accessions with a goal of 2,618; 100 percent
                o Marine Corps - 798 accessions with a goal of 795; 100 percent
                o Air Force - 2,275 accessions with a goal of 2,275; 100 percent

               • Retention.  Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force retention are above the fiscal-year-to-date goals for the first seven months of the year.  Navy data are unavailable due to flooding at its personnel command.

               • Reserve Component.

               • Recruiting.  The reserve components who reported data exceeded their accession goals for April 2010.  Navy data are unavailable due to flooding at its personnel command.
                o Army National Guard - 6,774 accessions with a goal of 5,150; 132 percent
                o Army Reserve - 2,191 accessions with a goal of 2,070; 106 percent
                o Navy Reserve - the goal was 351; accession data unavailable due to flood
                o Marine Corps Reserve - 705 accessions with a goal of 513; 137 percent
                o Air National Guard - 701 accessions with a goal of 487; 144 percent
                o Air Force Reserve - 829 accessions with a goal of 784; 106 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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