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Dept. of Defense releases recruiting, retention numbers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- The Department of Defense announced Monday recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal year-to-date, through October. 

Active Component.

              Recruiting - Year to Date.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date through October.

  • Army – 6,643 accessions, with a goal of 6,425; 103 percent
  • Navy – 2,291 accessions, with a goal of 2,291; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 2,457 accessions, with a goal of 2,448; 100 percent
  • Air Force – 1,511 accessions, with a goal of 1,511; 100 percent

              Retention.  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force retentions are near or above the fiscal year-to-date goals through October.

 Reserve Component.

              Recruiting.  All six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal year-to-date 2011 through October. 

  • Army National Guard –4,973 accessions, with a goal of 4,504; 110 percent
  • Army Reserve –2,774 accessions, with a goal of 2,557; 108 percent
  • Navy Reserve –665 accessions, with a goal of 665; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve –1,154 accessions, with a goal of 889; 130 percent
  • Air National Guard –729 accessions, with a goal of 541; 135 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 769 accessions, with a goal of 760; 101 percent
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