Monday, April 10, 2006

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release
On the Web: Defense Link Website
Media Contact: (703)697-5131 or +1 (703) 428-0711
Public contact:DOD Website

April 10, 2006


DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March

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

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

Accessions 5,396
Goal 5,200
Percent 104

Accessions 2,828
Goal 2,822
Percent 100

Marine Corps
Accessions 1,688
Goal 1,647
Percent 102

Air Force
Accessions 3,164
Goal 3,146
Percent 100

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

Reserve forces recruiting. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in March.

Army National Guard
Accessions 6,651
Goal 6,540
Percent 102

Army Reserve
Accessions 2,261
Goal 2,534
Percent 89

Navy Reserve
Accessions 757
Goal 870
Percent 87

Marine Corps Reserve
Accessions 457
Goal 375
Percent 122

Air National Guard
Accessions 834
Goal 834
Percent 100

Air Force Reserve
Accessions 722
Goal 616
Percent 117

Reserve forces retention. For March, Army National Guard retention was 108 percent of the cumulative goal of 16,949, and Air National Guard retention was 100 percent of its cumulative goal of 5,100. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 96 and 99 percent of their end strength, respectively. Enlisted losses in all reserve components for February are generally lower than the same period reported last year. Indications are that trend will continue into March.

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.

Update: Blackfive also has an article on retention and recruits. Stop by Matt's, and read more than just one article. He also has a section known as 'Someone You Should Know.' It is fabulous and accurate. Have a wonderful day.

PS. Hi Bos'un. Hope you don't mind. lol.

Very kindly,


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