The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2010.
- Active Component.
- Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their accession goals for fiscal 2010.
- Army – 74,577 accessions with a goal of 74,500; 100 percent
- Navy – 34,180 accessions with a goal of 34,140; 100 percent
- Marine Corps – 28,041 accessions with a goal of 28,000; 100 percent
- Air Force – 28,493 accessions with a goal of 28,360; 100 percent
- Retention. Three of the four services met or exceeded their overall retention goals, with the Air Force achieving 98 percent.
- Reserve Component.
- Recruiting. Five out of six reserve components met or exceeded fiscal 2010 recruiting goal, with the Army National Guard intentionally missing its recruiting goal to stay within end strength constraints.
- Army National Guard –57,204 accessions with a goal of 60,000; 95 percent
- Army Reserve –26,810 accessions with a goal of 26,000; 103 percent
- Navy Reserve –6,669 accessions with a goal of 6,654; 100 percent
- Marine Corps Reserve –10,077 accessions with a goal of 8,043; 125 percent
- Air National Guard –6,983 accessions with a goal of 6,430; 109 percent
- Air Force Reserve –9,604 accessions with a goal of 9,135; 105 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 901-874-9048 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.