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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 205-06
March 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February

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

 

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

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

6,114

6,000

102

Navy

2,696

2,593

104

Marine Corps

1,734

1,661

104

Air Force

2,375

2,353

101

 

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

 

  • Reserve forces recruiting.   Two of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in February.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

6,583

6,536

101

Army Reserve

2,279

2,359

97

Navy Reserve

710

874

81

Marine Corps Reserve

469

546

86

Air National Guard

680

772

88

Air Force Reserve

573

490

117

 

           Reserve forces retention.  For February, Army National Guard retention was 106 percent of the cumulative goal of 13,478, and Air National Guard retention was 95 percent of its cumulative goal of 4,046. The Army Guard is at 336,183 of an approved and funded end strength of 350,000, while the Air Guard is at 105,321 of an authorized 106,800. Losses in all reserve components for January are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into February.

        

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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