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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 027-06
January 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for December

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

 

  • Active duty recruiting.  All services exceeded their recruiting goals in December. 

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

741

700

106

Navy

2,022

2,011

101

Marine Corps

1,717

1,619

106

Air Force

2,209

2,192

101

 

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

 

  • Reserve forces recruiting.   Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals this month.  

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

4,456

4,125

108

Army Reserve

1,341

1,309

102

Navy Reserve

513

656

78

Marine Corps Reserve

438

436

100

Air National Guard

672

736

91

Air Force Reserve

618

617

100

 

  • Reserve forces retention.  For December, Army National Guard retention was 101 percent of the cumulative goal of 7,516, and Air National Guard retention was 97 percent of its cumulative goal of 2,356. Both Guard components are currently at 95 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for November were within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend has continued into December.

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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) 678-1240; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.