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Recruiting and Retention Statistics

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Updated October 13, 2005

The Department of Defense has announced its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of September. This closes out the Fiscal Year 2005 recruiting year. The Fiscal Year 2006 recruiting year began on 1 October (2005).

Active duty recruiting. All of the active duty services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for the month of September. The Navy’s recruiting goal was 4,818, and it enlisted 4,886 (101 percent). The Marine Corps’ goal was 3,694, and it recruited 3,738 (101 percent). The Air Force goal was 2,682, and it recruited 2,771 (103 percent). The Army's goal was 8,365, and it recruited 8,710 (104 percent).

Active duty retention. The Army, Air Force and Marine Corps exceeded their annual retention goals. The Navy achieved 91 percent of its mid-career goal.

Reserve forces recruiting. Three of the six reserve components, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air Force Reserve, exceeded their September recruiting goals. The latter two also exceeded their goals for the fiscal year.

  • Army National Guard: Goal: 6,148 Recruited: 6,048 (98 percent)
  • Army Reserves: Goal: 2,018 Recruited: 2,208 (109 percent)
  • Air National Guard: Goal: 969 Recruited: 908 (94 percent)
  • Air Force Reserves: Goal: 260 Recruited: 465 (178 percent)
  • Navy Reserves: Goal: 916 Recruited: 643 (70 percent)
  • Marine Corps Reserves: Goal: 127 Recruited: 131 (103 percent)

Reserve forces retention. For September, Army National Guard retention was 104 percent of the cumulative goal of 32,571, and Air National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal of 10,413. Losses in all reserve components in August were within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend continued into September.

Fiscal 2005 Enlisted Recruiting from Oct. 1, 2004 - September 30, 2005:

Recruiting Goals

Componant Accessions Goal Percent
Army
73,373
80,000
92
Navy
37,703
37,635
100
Marine Corps
32,961
32,917
100
Air Force
19,222
18,900
102
Army National Guard 50,219
63,002
80
Army Reserve
23,859
28,485
84
Navy Reserve
9,788
11,141
88
Marine Corps Reserve
8,350
8,180
102
Air National Guard
8,859
10,272
86
Air Force Reserve 9,942
8,801
113

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