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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 980-11
November 28, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-date 2012, Through October

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year-to-date 2012, through October. 

•     Active Component. 

      •     Recruiting -- Year to Date.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2012, through October. 

            o    Army -- 5,462 accessions, with a goal of 5,400; 101 percent

            o    Navy -- 2,258 accessions, with a goal of 2,258; 100 percent

            o    Marine Corps -- 2,182 accessions, with a goal of 2,178; 100 percent

            o    Air Force -- 1,399 accessions, with a goal of 1,399; 100 percent

      •     Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention numbers for the first month of fiscal year-to-date 2012, through October. 

•     Reserve Component. 

      •     Recruiting -- Year to Date.  Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2012, through October.

            o    Army National Guard -- 3,450 accessions, with a goal of  3,578; 96 percent

            o    Army Reserve -- 1,728 accessions, with a goal of 1,630; 106 percent

            o    Navy Reserve -- 642 accessions, with a goal of 642; 100 percent

            o    Marine Corps Reserve -- 977 accessions, with a goal of 847; 115 percent

            o    Air National Guard -- 484 accessions, with a goal of 639; 76 percent

            o    Air Force Reserve -- 614 accessions, with a goal of 614; 100 percent

       •   Attrition.  All reserve components met their fiscal year 2011 attrition goals (attrition data for the reserve components lags by one month). 

            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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