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Thursday, January 8, 2015

ALL FOUR ACTIVE SERVICES MET OR EXCEEDED RECRUITMENT GOALS

FROM:  U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 
Release No: NR-001-15
January 06, 2015
DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2015, Through November 2014

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

• Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2015, through November.
• Army – 10,036 accessions, with a goal of 9,880; 101.6 percent.
• Navy – 5,079 accessions, with a goal of 5,079; 100.0 percent.
• Marine Corps – 4,126 accessions, with a goal of 4,123; 100.1 percent.
• Air Force – 3,177 accessions, with a goal of 3,177; 100.0 percent.
• Retention. The Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the second 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 November 2014. Five of the six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.
• Army National Guard – 7,305 accessions, with a goal of 8,128; 89.9 percent.
• Army Reserve – 5,024 accessions, with a goal of 4,667; 107.6 percent.
• Navy Reserve – 994 accessions, with a goal of 994; 100.0 percent.
• Marine Corps Reserve – 1,341 accessions, with a goal of 1,254; 106.9 percent.
• Air National Guard – 1,346 accessions, with a goal of 1,346; 100.0 percent.
• Air Force Reserve – 1,179 accessions, with a goal of 1,179; 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.)