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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 815-11
September 22, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-date 2011, Through August

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

            •  Active Component.

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

                   o  Army -- 60,199 accessions, with a goal of 59,150; 102 percent

                   o  Navy -- 31,308 accessions, with a goal of 31,308; 100 percent

                   o  Marine Corps -- 26,135 accessions, with a goal of 26,097; 100 percent

                   o  Air Force -- 26,533 accessions, with a goal of 26,533; 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 August.

                   o  Army National Guard -- 45,972 accessions, with a goal of 48,108; 96 percent

                   o  Army Reserve -- 28,058 accessions, with a goal of 25,617; 110 percent

                   o  Navy Reserve -- 7,719 accessions, with a goal of 7,719; 100 percent

                   o  Marine Corps Reserve -- 9,131 accessions, with a goal of 8,864; 103 percent

                   o  Air National Guard -- 6,430 accessions, with a goal of 6,191; 104 percent

                   o  Air Force Reserve -- 8,456 accessions, with a goal of 8,444; 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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