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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 933-05
September 12, 2005

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for August

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

 

Active duty recruiting. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force met or exceeded its recruiting goals in August.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

9,455

9,250

102

Navy

5,057

4,892

103

Marine Corps

4,211

4,141

102

Air Force

2,905

2,793

104

 

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

 

Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, met or exceeded their August recruiting goals. The Navy Reserve numbers are unavailable due to system failures as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

4,870

5,945

 

82

Army Reserve

2,801

3,073

91

Navy Reserve

N/A

1,487

N/A

Marine Corps Reserve

917

770

 

119

Air National Guard

924

857

 

108

Air Force Reserve

825

820

 

101

 

 

Reserve forces retention. For August, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 29,472, and Air National Guard retention was 108 percent of its cumulative goal of 9,307. Losses in all reserve components in July were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend continued into August. Attrition remains quite low in the Marine Corps Reserve and the Air Force Reserve.

 

Fiscal Year-to-date Summary

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

64,663

71,635

90

Navy

32,817

32,841

100

Marine Corps

29,173

28,632

102

Air Force

16,451

16,218

101

Total

143,104

149,326

96

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

44,171

56,854

 

78

Army Reserve

20,865

25,930

81

Navy Reserve

8,934

12,165

73

Marine Corps Reserve

8,219

8,053

 

102

Air National Guard

7,935

9,303

 

85

Air Force Reserve

8,095

7,257

 

112

 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) 874-9049 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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