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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 555-11
June 28, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-To-Date 2011, Through May


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

• Active Component.

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

           o Army – 44,950 accessions, with a goal of 44,200; 102 percent
           o Navy – 20,942 accessions, with a goal of 20,942; 100 percent
           o Marine Corps – 14,995 accessions, with a goal of 14,956; 100 percent
           o Air Force – 18,444 accessions, with a goal of 18,444; 100 percent

         • Retention.  The services are on track to meet 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 May.

            o Army National Guard – 34,837 accessions, with a goal of 34,608; 101 percent
            o Army Reserve – 20,555 accessions, with a goal of 18,546; 111 percent
            o Navy Reserve – 5,423 accessions, with a goal of 5,423; 100 percent
            o Marine Corps Reserve – 6,675 accessions, with a goal of 6,057; 110 percent
            o Air National Guard – 4,529 accessions, with a goal of 4,523; 100 percent
            o Air Force Reserve – 6,079 accessions, with a goal of 6,194; 98 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.