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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1147-10
December 15, 2010

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-Date 2011 Through November

                The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through November. 

                • Active Component.

                • Recruiting -- Year to Date.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through November. 
                  o Army -- 14,108 accessions, with a goal of 13,800; 102 percent
                  o Navy -- 4,807 accessions, with a goal of 4,807; 100 percent
                  o Marine Corps -- 4,447 accessions, with a goal of 4,432; 100 percent
                  o Air Force -- 4,785 accessions, with a goal of 4,785; 100 percent

                • Retention.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded their fiscal year-to-date 2011 retention goals.

                • Reserve Component.  

                • Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through November.
                  o Army National Guard -- 9,563 accessions, with a goal of 8,846; 108 percent
                  o Army Reserve -- 5,514 accessions, with a goal of 4,950; 111 percent
                  o Navy Reserve -- 1,305 accessions, with a goal of 1,305; 100 percent
                  o Marine Corps Reserve -- 1,953 accessions, with a goal of 1,574; 124 percent
                  o Air National Guard -- 1,048 accessions, with a goal of 1,203; 87 percent
                  o Air Force Reserve -- 1,524 accessions, with a goal of 1,514; 101 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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