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DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2011

Posted 10/24/2011   Updated 10/24/2011 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 201011

10/24/2011 - U.S. Department of Defense -- The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year 2011.

· Active Component.

· Recruiting - Fiscal 2011. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2011.

o Army - 64,019 accessions, with a goal of 64,000; 100 percent
o Navy - 33,444 accessions, with a goal of 33,400; 100 percent
o Marine Corps - 29,773 accessions, with a goal of 29,750; 100 percent
o Air Force - 28,518 accessions, with a goal of 28,515; 100 percent

· Retention. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps exceeded their fiscal 2011 retention goals in all categories. The Air Force achieved 96 percent of its careerist retention goal.

· Reserve Component.

· Recruiting - Fiscal 2011. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year 2011. The Army National Guard intentionally achieved 95 percent in order to stay within its congressionally authorized end strength.

o Army National Guard - 50,430 accessions, with a goal of 53,000; 95 percent
o Army Reserve - 30,087 accessions, with a goal of 28,320; 106 percent
o Navy Reserve - 8,364 accessions, with a goal of 8,344; 100 percent
o Marine Corps Reserve - 9,180 accessions, with a goal of 9,157; 100 percent
o Air National Guard - 7,182 accessions, with a goal of 6,632; 108 percent
o Air Force Reserve - 9,069 accessions, with a goal of 8,831; 103 percent

· Attrition. All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year 2011 attrition goals. End of fiscal 2011 achievements will be published in the November 2011 report.

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 404-464-8490; Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761; Navy Reserve 757-322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.



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