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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 533-06
June 09, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Number for May

The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the Active and Reserve components for the month of May.  

 

  • Active Duty Recruiting. 
  • Monthly.  All Services exceeded their recruiting goals in May. 

May 2006

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

5,806

5,400

108

Navy

2,622

2,622

100

Marine Corps

1,991

1,899

105

Air Force

2,759

2,744

100

  • Year-to-Date.  All Services exceeded their "Year-to-Date" recruiting goals through May. 

As of May 2006

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

42,859

41,100

104

Navy

20,495

20,495

100

Marine Corps

16,746

16,499

102

Air Force

20,395

20,295

100

  • Active Duty Retention.   The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps continue to enjoy excellent reenlistment rates, meeting or exceeding all objectives.  Active Army has reenlisted 52,190 Soldiers toward a YTD glidepath mission of 46,224.
  • Reserve Forces Accessions.  
  • Monthly.  Accession data includes: Recruiting + Active to Reserve Transitions + IRR to Unit Transfers.  Five of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals for May 2006.  The following table provides monthly goals and achievements for the month of May 2006

 

May 2006

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

6,738

6,420

105

Army Reserve

3,835

3,783

101

Navy Reserve

955

1,052

91

Marine Corps Reserve

1,010

1,008

100

Air National Guard

812

720

113

Air Force Reserve

599

599

100

 

 

  • Year-to Date.  Accession data include: Recruiting + Active to Reserve Transitions + IRR to Unit Transfers.  Three of six Reserve components met or exceeded their accession goals through May 2006.  The following table provides YTD goals and achievements through the month of May 2006.

 

Year to Date

As of May 2006

Quantity - YTD

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

45,654

44,245

103%

Army Reserve

19,364

20,175

96%

Navy Reserve

5,775

6,808

85%

Marine Corps Reserve

4,815

4,795

100%

Air National Guard

5,545

6,246

89%

Air Force Reserve

4,800

4,603

104%

 

  • Reserve Attrition.  Losses in all Reserve components are within acceptable limits.  Enlisted attrition through April 2006 is generally lower than the same period reported last year and in the base year of FY 2000, with the exception of the USNR which is experiencing higher than normal attrition. We expect May 2006 to continue at these low levels. (Note: This indicator lags by one month.)

 

Fiscal Year 2000-2006

FY 2006

Target

(Ceiling)

FY 2000

YTD

APR 00

FY 2005 YTD

APR 05

FY 2006

YTD

APR06

Army National Guard

19.5

11.62

12.5

10.6

Army Reserve

28.6

16.6

13.11

12.25

Navy Reserve

36.0

17.27

17.96

20.7

Marine Corps Reserve

30.0

16.18

11.03

13.64

Air National Guard

12.0

7.11

6.08

6.49

Air Force Reserve

18.0

10.47

8.4

8.39

DOD

NA

12.84

11.86

11.26

Source – Defense Manpower Data Center.   Chart provides attrition data for FY 2006 as compared with FY 2006 ceilings, FY 2000 and FY 2005 rates for the same period.  (FY 2000 may be considered a base year, not affected by mobilizations associated with ONE/OEF/OIF.)

 

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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