DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2015, Through October 2014

The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2015, through October 2014.

Active Component.

• Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2015, through October.

• Army – 4,334 accessions, with a goal of 4,255; 101.9 percent.
• Navy – 2,705 accessions, with a goal of 2,705; 100.0 percent.
• Marine Corps – 2,651 accessions, with a goal of 2,651; 100.0 percent.
• Air Force – 1,326 accessions, with a goal of 1,326; 100.0 percent.

• Retention. All four services exhibited strong retention numbers for the 1st month of fiscal 2014.

Reserve Component.

• Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2015 numerical accession goals through October 2014. Five of the six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.

• Army National Guard – 4,137 accessions, with a goal of 4,267; 97.0 percent.
• Army Reserve – 2,703 accessions, with a goal of 2,150; 126.0 percent.
• Navy Reserve – 605 accessions, with a goal of 413; 146.0 percent.
• Marine Corps Reserve – 770 accessions, with a goal of 661; 107.0 percent.
• Air National Guard – 577 accessions, with a goal of 577; 100.0 percent.
• Air Force Reserve – 681 accessions, with a goal of 681; 100.0 percent

• Attrition – Four 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.

Release No: NR-597-14
December 01, 2014

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