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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 819-05
August 10, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of July.

Active duty recruiting. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force met or exceeded their active duty recruiting goals in July.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

8,085

7,450

109

Navy

4,739

4,780

99

Marine Corps

3,609

3,505

103

Air Force

2,099

2,087

101

 

Active duty retention. All services met or exceeded their overall retention goals for July and are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

 

Reserve forces recruiting. Two of the six reserve components, the Marine Corps Reserve and Air Force Reserve, met their July recruiting goals.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

4,712

5,920

 

80

Army Reserve

2,131

2,585

82

Navy Reserve

791

1,477

54

Marine Corps Reserve

952

950

 

100

Air National Guard

721

827

 

87

Air Force Reserve

672

670

 

100

 

Reserve forces retention. For July, Army National Guard retention was 105 percent of the cumulative goal of 27,664, and Air National Guard retention was 109 percent of its cumulative goal of 8,552. Losses in all reserve components in June were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into July. We continue to monitor the effects of the increased use of our reserve components on retention rates.

 

Fiscal Year-to-date Summary

 

Fiscal 2005 Active Duty Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004-July 31, 2005

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

55,207

62,385

89

Navy

27,761

27,749

100

Marine Corps

25,006

24,491

102

Air Force

13,546

13,425

101

 

Fiscal 2005 Reserve Component Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004-July 31, 2005

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

39,301

50,909

 

77

Army Reserve

18,618

23,394

80

Navy Reserve

8,550

10,210

84

Marine Corps Reserve

7,302

7,283

 

100

Air National Guard

7,011

8,446

 

83

Air Force Reserve

7,276

6,439

 

113

 

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 (504) 678-6055; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.

 

 

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