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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-312-15
July 31, 2015

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2015, Through May 2015

The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2015, through May 2015.

• Active Component

•  Recruiting –  Three of the four active services met or exceeded its fiscal year-to-date 2015 accession goals through May 2015. The Army missed its goal by 5,222.

• Army – 33,382 accessions, with a goal of 38,604; 86.5 percent.

• Navy – 22,049 accessions, with a goal of 22,049; 100.0 percent.

• Marine Corps – 16,185 accessions, with a goal of 16,171; 100.1 percent.

• Air Force – 15,265 accessions, with a goal of 15,265; 100.0 percent.

• Retention – The Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the eighth month of fiscal 2015.

• Reserve Component

•  Recruiting –  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2015 numerical accession goals through May 2015. All six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks. 

• Army National Guard – 29,173 accessions, with a goal of 32,169; 90.7 percent.

• Army Reserve – 18,760 accessions, with a goal of 18,300; 102.5 percent.

• Navy Reserve – 3,575 accessions, with a goal of 3,575; 100.0 percent.

• Marine Corps Reserve – 4,965 accessions, with a goal of 4,903; 101.3 percent.

• Air National Guard – 6,030 accessions, with a goal of 6,030; 100.0 percent.

• Air Force Reserve – 4,699 accessions, with a goal of 4,699; 100.0 percent.

Attrition – Each of the six reserve components met their attrition goals or were within the allowed variance. Current trends are expected to continue. (This indicator lags due to data availability.)

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 910-570-8330, Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761, Navy Reserve 757-322-5652, and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.
 

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