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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 751-11
August 31, 2011

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-Date 2011, Through July

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

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

           o  Army – 55,131 accessions, with a goal of 54,200; 102 percent
           o  Navy – 28,032 accessions, with a goal of 28,032; 100 percent
           o  Marine Corps – 21,873 accessions, with a goal of 21,835; 100 percent
           o  Air Force – 23,210 accessions, with a goal of 23,210; 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 July.

           o  Army National Guard – 41,704 accessions, with a goal of 43,659; 96 percent
           o  Army Reserve – 25,206 accessions, with a goal of 23,134; 109 percent
           o  Navy Reserve – 7,055 accessions, with a goal of 7,055; 100 percent
           o  Marine Corps Reserve – 8,736 accessions, with a goal of 8,313; 105 percent
           o  Air National Guard – 5,730 accessions, with a goal of 5,724; 100 percent
           o  Air Force Reserve – 7,644 accessions, with a goal of 7,632; 100 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 901-874-9048 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.

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