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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 805-12
October 09, 2012

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

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

Active Component.

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

  • Army - 53,325 accessions, with a goal of 52,700; 101 percent
  • Navy - 32,622 accessions, with a goal of 32,592; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps - 25,872 accessions, with a goal of 25,833; 100 percent
  • Air Force - 26,738 accessions, with a goal of 26,738; 100 percent 

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

Reserve Component.

            Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through August.  The Army Reserve is down 567 for the year; this was intentional as they work to rebalance the force. 

  • Army National Guard - 44,067 accessions, with a goal of 42,503; 104 percent
  • Army Reserve - 23,783 accessions, with a goal of 24,350; 98 percent
  • Navy Reserve - 7,471 accessions, with a goal of 7,471; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve - 8,606 accessions, with a goal of 8,423; 102 percent
  • Air National Guard - 8,294 accessions, with a goal of 7,753; 107 percent
  • Air Force Reserve - 7,839 accessions, with a goal of 7,839; 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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