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DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2015, Through February 2015

The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2015, through February 2015.

Active Component

• Recruiting All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2015, through February. 

  • Army – 22,035 accessions, with a goal of 21,720; 101.5 percent.
  • Navy – 13,311 accessions, with a goal of 13,311; 100.0 percent.
  • Marine Corps – 10,072 accessions, with a goal of 10,067; 100.0 percent.
  • Air Force – 9,062 accessions, with a goal of 9,062; 100.0 percent.


• Retention The Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the fifth month of fiscal 2015.

Reserve Component 

• Recruiting Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2015 numerical accession goals through February 2015. All six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.

  • Army National Guard – 17,734 accessions, with a goal of 20,197; 87.8 percent.
  • Army Reserve – 11,857 accessions, with a goal of 10,932; 108.5 percent.
  • Navy Reserve – 2,217 accessions, with a goal of 2,217; 100.0 percent.
  • Marine Corps Reserve – 3,183 accessions, with a goal of 3,080; 103.3 percent.
  • Air National Guard – 3,811 accessions, with a goal of 3,811, 100.0 percent.
  • Air Force Reserve – 2,834 accessions, with a goal of 2,834; 100.0 percent.


• Attrition - Each of the six reserve components met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance. Current trends are expected to continue. (This indicator lags due to data availability.)

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 901-874-9048 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau 703-601-6767, Army Reserve 910-570-8330, Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761, Navy Reserve 757-322-5652, and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.