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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1030-11
December 19, 2011

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year 2012, Through November

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

•     Active Component.

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

            o    Army -- 11,260 accessions, with a goal of 11,100; 101 percent

            o    Navy -- 4,457 accessions, with a goal of 4,457; 100 percent

            o    Marine Corps -- 3,959 accessions, with a goal of 3,949; 100 percent

            o    Air Force -- 5,030 accessions, with a goal of 5,030; 100 percent

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

•     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 November.

            o    Army National Guard -- 7,214 accessions, with a goal of 7,775; 93 percent

            o    Army Reserve -- 5,087 accessions, with a goal of 4,335; 117 percent

            o    Navy Reserve -- 1,302 accessions, with a goal of 1,302; 100 percent

            o    Marine Corps Reserve -- 1,716 accessions, with a goal of 1,501; 114 percent

            o    Air National Guard -- 1,120 accessions, with a goal of 1,275; 88 percent

            o    Air Force Reserve -- 1,292 accessions, with a goal of 1,292; 100 percent

      •     Attrition.  All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal 2012 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.