The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for May 2010.
• Active Component.
• Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for May 2010.
o Army – 6,296 accessions with a goal of 6,056; 104 percent
o Navy – 2,534 accessions with a goal of 2,534; 100 percent
o Marine Corps – 912 accessions with a goal of 910; 100 percent
o Air Force – 2,227 accessions with a goal of 2,227; 100 percent
• Retention. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force retention is at or above the fiscal year-to-date goals for the first eight months of the year.
• Reserve Component.
• Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components exceeded their accession goals for May 2010. The Army National Guard intentionally slowed accessions for May because it is exceeding its fiscal year-to-date recruiting program.
o Army National Guard – 4,429 accessions with a goal of 5,102; 87 percent
o Army Reserve – 1,957 accessions with a goal of 1,785; 110 percent
o Navy Reserve – 468 accessions with a goal of 434; 108 percent
o Marine Corps Reserve – 920 accessions with a goal of 754; 122 percent
o Air National Guard – 546 accessions with a goal of 475; 115 percent
o Air Force Reserve – 774 accessions with a goal of 695; 111 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.