January 24, 2012

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through December

The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2012, through December.

Active Component.

Recruiting -- Year to Date. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through December.

Army -- 11,266 accessions, with a goal of 11,100; 101 percent

Navy -- 6,689 accessions, with a goal of 6,689; 100 percent

Marine Corps -- 5,408 accessions, with a goal of 5,397; 100 percent

Air Force -- 7,110 accessions, with a goal of 7,110; 100 percent

Retention. The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force all exhibited strong retention numbers for the first three months of fiscal 2012.

Reserve Component.

Recruiting – Fiscal 2012. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2012, through December.

Army National Guard -- 11,312 accessions, with a goal of 12,055; 94 percent

Army Reserve -- 7,638 accessions, with a goal of 5,991; 127 percent

Navy Reserve -- 1,798 accessions, with a goal of 1,798; 100 percent

Marine Corps Reserve -- 2,346 accessions, with a goal of 2,126; 110 percent

Air National Guard -- 1,832 accessions, with a goal of 1,959; 94 percent

Air Force Reserve -- 2,097 accessions, with a goal of 2,097; 100 percent

Attrition -- All reserve components are on target to achieve their fiscal year attrition goals.

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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