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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 131-06
February 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for January

 

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

 

Active duty recruiting.  All services exceeded their recruiting goals in January. 

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

8,337

8,100

103

Navy

2,726

2,694

101

Marine Corps

3,234

3,044

106

Air Force

2,915

2,898

101

 

Active duty retention.  All services are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

6,341

5,614

113

Army Reserve

3,114

3,234

96

Navy Reserve

757

859

88

Marine Corps Reserve

854

852

100

Air National Guard

678

752

90

Air Force Reserve

2,362

2,354

100

 

            Reserve forces retention.  For January, Army National Guard retention was 103 percent of the cumulative goal of 10,511, and Air National Guard retention was 98 percent of its cumulative goal of 3,256. Both Guard components are currently at 96 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Losses in all reserve components for December are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into January.

 

            To view a fact sheet on who is volunteering for the military, click here

 

            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.

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