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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 494-10
June 15, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for May 2010

              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.


 

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