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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 653-06
July 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June

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

 

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

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

8,756

8,600

102

Navy

3,961

3,961

100

Marine Corps

4,357

4,129

105

Air Force

2,564

2,548

101

 

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

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army

51,612

49,700

104

Navy

24,456

24,456

100

Marine Corps

21,103

20,875

101

Air Force

22,959

22,843

101

 

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

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

5,823

5,743

101

Army Reserve

5,640

4,661

121

Navy Reserve

970

1,021

95

Marine Corps Reserve

1,315

1,281

103

Air National Guard

880

742

119

Air Force Reserve

607

605

100

 

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

 

 

Accessions

Goal

Percent

Army National Guard

51,477

49,988

103

Army Reserve

25,004

24,836

101

Navy Reserve

6,745

8,152

83

Marine Corps Reserve

6,130

6,076

101

Air National Guard

6,425

6,988

92

Air Force Reserve

5,404

5,208

104

 

  • Reserve forces retention.  For June, Army National Guard retention was 122 percent of the cumulative goal of 25,239, and Air National Guard retention was 108 percent of its cumulative goal of 7,121. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 96 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively.  Losses in all reserve components for May are well within acceptable limits.  Indications are that trend will continue into June.

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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) 784-9455 for Marine Corps and (901) 874-9048 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.