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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 120-11
February 15, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-To-Date 2011, through January

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

•  Active Component.

       •  Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through January. 

           o  Army – 21,485 accessions, with a goal of 21,000; 102 percent
           o  Navy – 9,651 accessions, with a goal of 9,651; 100 percent
           o  Marine Corps – 8,526 accessions, with a goal of 8,504; 100 percent
           o  Air Force – 9,550 accessions, with a goal of 9,550; 100 percent

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

• Reserve Component. 

       •  Recruiting.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011, through January.

           o  Army National Guard – 18,641 accessions, with a goal of 17,828; 105 percent
           o  Army Reserve – 10,149 accessions, with a goal of 9,225; 110 percent
           o  Navy Reserve – 2,581 accessions, with a goal of 2,581; 100 percent
           o  Marine Corps Reserve – 3,672 accessions, with a goal of 3,187; 115 percent
           o  Air National Guard – 2,198 accessions, with a goal of 2,198; 100 percent
           o  Air Force Reserve – 3,038 accessions, with a goal of 3,024; 100 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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