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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 300-12
April 23, 2012

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

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

Active Component.

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

  • Army - 27,701 accessions, with a goal of 27,550; 101 percent
  • Navy - 15,151 accessions, with a goal of 15,151; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps - 10,625 accessions, with a goal of 10,591; 100 percent
  • Air Force - 14,353 accessions, with a goal of 14,353; 100 percent 

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

Reserve Component.

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

  • Army National Guard - 24,706 accessions, with a goal of 25,991; 95 percent
  • Army Reserve - 14,095 accessions, with a goal of 12,852; 110 percent
  • Navy Reserve - 3,756 accessions, with a goal of 3,756; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve - 4,485 accessions, with a goal of 4,216; 106 percent
  • Air National Guard - 4206 accessions, with a goal of 4,192; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve - 4,255 accessions, with a goal of 4,255; 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 910-570-8330; Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761; Navy Reserve 757-322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.

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