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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 422-06
May 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April

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

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

5,684

5,400

105

Navy

2,591

2,591

100

Marine Corps

1,499

1,495

100

Air Force

2,386

2,370

101

 
Active duty recruiting from Oct. 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

37,053

35,700

104

Navy

17,873

17,873

100

Marine Corps

14,757

14,600

101

Air Force

17,636

17,551

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 April.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

5,875

6,530

90

Army Reserve

2,164

2,611

83

Navy Reserve

648

865

75

Marine Corps Reserve

411

408

101

Air National Guard

719

778

92

Air Force Reserve

544

544

100

 
Reserve forces recruiting from Oct. 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006.

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

38,916

37,825

103

Army Reserve

15,529

16,392

95

Navy Reserve

4,820

5,756

84

Marine Corps Reserve

3,805

3,787

100

Air National Guard

4,733

5,526

86

Air Force Reserve

4,201

4,004

105

 
Reserve forces retention.  For April, Army National Guard retention was 110 percent of the cumulative goal of 19,795, and Air National Guard retention was 102 percent of its cumulative goal of 5,612.  Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 97 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively.  Losses in all reserve components for March are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into April.

 

            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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