USADOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for May 2010

The Depart­ment of Defense announced today its recruit­ing and reten­tion sta­tis­tics for the active and reserve com­po­nents for May 2010.

  • Active Com­po­nent.
    • Recruit­ing. All four active ser­vices met or exceed­ed their acces­sion goals for May 2010.
      • Army – 6,296 acces­sions with a goal of 6,056; 104 per­cent
      • Navy – 2,534 acces­sions with a goal of 2,534; 100 per­cent
      • Marine Corps – 912 acces­sions with a goal of 910; 100 per­cent
      • Air Force – 2,227 acces­sions with a goal of 2,227; 100 per­cent
    • Reten­tion. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force reten­tion is at or above the fis­cal year-to-date goals for the first eight months of the year.
  • Reserve Com­po­nent.
    • Recruit­ing. Five of the six reserve com­po­nents exceed­ed their acces­sion goals for May 2010. The Army Nation­al Guard inten­tion­al­ly slowed acces­sions for May because it is exceed­ing its fis­cal year-to-date recruit­ing pro­gram.
      • Army Nation­al Guard – 4,429 acces­sions with a goal of 5,102; 87 per­cent
      • Army Reserve – 1,957 acces­sions with a goal of 1,785; 110 per­cent
      • Navy Reserve – 468 acces­sions with a goal of 434; 108 per­cent
      • Marine Corps Reserve – 920 acces­sions with a goal of 754; 122 per­cent
      • Air Nation­al Guard – 546 acces­sions with a goal of 475; 115 per­cent
      • Air Force Reserve – 774 acces­sions with a goal of 695; 111 per­cent
    • Attri­tion. Loss­es in all reserve com­po­nents are with­in accept­able lim­its.

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 757–322-5652; and Marine Corps Reserve 504–678-6535.

Source:
U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)