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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 194-12
March 20, 2012

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through February

             The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2012, through February.  

Active Component.   

             Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through February.  

  • Army -- 22,478 accessions, with a goal of 22,350; 100 percent
  • Navy -- 11,978 accessions, with a goal of 11,978; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps -- 9,058 accessions, with a goal of 9,027; 100 percent
  • Air Force -- 12,314 accessions, with a goal of 12,314; 100 percent 

             Retention.  The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention through the fifth month of fiscal 2012.  

Reserve Component. 

             Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through February. 

  • Army National Guard -- 19,910 accessions, with a goal of 21,483; 93 percent
  • Army Reserve -- 12,064 accessions, with a goal of 10,702; 113 percent
  • Navy Reserve -- 3,099 accessions, with a goal of 3,099; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve -- 3,816 accessions, with a goal of 3,537; 108 percent
  • Air National Guard -- 3,389 accessions, with a goal of 3,375; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve -- 3,564 accessions, with a goal of 3,564; 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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