The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2013, through March.
Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2013, through March.
Army — 33,857 accessions, with a goal of 33,520; 101 percent
Navy — 17,350 accessions, with a goal of 17,350; 100 percent
Marine Corps — 13,010 accessions, with a goal of 12,978; 100 percent
Air Force — 13,989 accessions, with a goal of 13,989; 100 percent
Retention. The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the sixth month of fiscal 2013. The Navy exhibited strong retention numbers in the mid-career and career categories. However, the Navy’s achievement of 90 percent in the initial category is a result of reduced accessions from four to six years ago.
Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2013 numerical accession goals. The Army Reserve finished January 1,501 accessions short of its goal.
Army National Guard — 26,100 accessions, with a goal of 25,005; 104 percent
Army Reserve — 12,976 accessions, with a goal of 14,477; 90 percent
Navy Reserve — 2,700 accessions, with a goal of 2,700; 100 percent
Marine Corps Reserve — 4,518 accessions, with a goal of 4,472; 101 percent
Air National Guard — 4,875 accessions, with a goal of 4,875; 100 percent
Air Force Reserve — 3,685 accessions, with a goal of 3,685; 100 percent
Attrition — All Reserve Components have met their attrition goals. Current trends are expected to continue. (This indicator lags by one month due to data availability.)