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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 430-11
May 23, 2011

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

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

                 Active Component. 

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

  •  Army – 39,096 accessions, with a goal of 38,400; 102 percent
  • Navy – 18,482 accessions, with a goal of 18,482; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 12,932 accessions, with a goal of 12,897; 100 percent
  • Air Force – 16,153 accessions, with a goal of 16,153; 100 percent

                Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all continue to exhibit strong retention over the first seven months of fiscal 2011.

                Reserve Component. 

                Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal-year-to-date 2011, through April.

  •  Army National Guard –31,188 accessions, with a goal of 30,015; 104 percent
  • Army Reserve –17,914 accessions, with a goal of 16,081; 111 percent
  • Navy Reserve –4,685 accessions, with a goal of 4,685; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve –5,836 accessions, with a goal of 5,252; 111 percent
  • Air National Guard –4,006 accessions, with a goal of 4,000; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 5,279 accessions, with a goal of 5,350; 99 percent

              Attrition.  All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals.

             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.