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DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014, Through July 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2014, through July 2014.

• Active Component.

• Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2014, through July.

• Army – 44,852 accessions, with a goal of 44,340; 101.2 percent.
• Navy – 26,765 accessions, with a goal of 26,765; 100 percent.
• Marine Corps – 19,247 accessions, with a goal of 19,224; 100.1 percent.
• Air Force –20,578 accessions, with a goal of 20,578; 100 percent.

• Retention. All four services exhibited strong retention numbers for the tenth month of fiscal 2014.

• Reserve Component.

o Recruiting. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2014 numerical accession goals through July 2014. Five of six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.

• Army National Guard – 40,403 accessions, with a goal of 41,356; 97.7 percent.
• Army Reserve – 22,527 accessions, with a goal of 24,296; 92.7 percent.
• Navy Reserve – 3,247 accessions, with a goal of 3,247; 100 percent.
• Marine Corps Reserve – 7,482 accessions, with a goal of 7,332; 102.0 percent.
• Air National Guard – 8,415 accessions, with a goal of 8,415; 100 percent.
• Air Force Reserve – 5,749 accessions, with a goal of 4,798; 119.8 percent.

• Attrition – All reserve components have 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 703-607-2586, Army Reserve 910-570-8330, Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761, Navy Reserve 757-322-5652, and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.