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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 833-10
September 16, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August 2010

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

 - Active Component. 

               - Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for August 2010. 

              - Army -- 6,608 accessions with a goal of 6,524; 101 percent

              - Navy -- 2,952 accessions with a goal of 2,952; 100 percent

              - Marine Corps -- 4,309 accessions with a goal of 4,309; 100 percent

              - Air Force -- 3,043 accessions with a goal of 3,043; 100 percent

              - Retention.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force retention is near or above the fiscal year-to-date goals for the first 11 months of the fiscal year. 

Reserve Component. 

               - Recruiting.  Four of the six Reserve components intentionally did not make 100 percent of their August recruiting goals to stay within end strength constraints. 

              - Army National Guard -- 4,367 accessions with a goal of 6,292; 69 percent

              - Army Reserve -- 1,786 accessions with a goal of 1,792; 99 percent

              - Navy Reserve -- 714 accessions with a goal of 714; 100 percent

              - Marine Corps Reserve -- 309 accessions with a goal of 541; 57 percent

              - Air National Guard -- 523 accessions with a goal of 576; 91 percent

              - Air Force Reserve -- 824 accessions with a goal of 521; 158 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.