The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2013, through May.
Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2013, through May.
Army — 45,947 accessions, with a goal of 45,435; 101 percent
Navy — 24,344 accessions, with a goal of 24,344; 100 percent
Marine Corps — 17,214 accessions, with a goal of 17,174; 100 percent
Air Force — 18,695 accessions, with a goal of 18,695; 100 percent
Retention. The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the eighth 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 relates to 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. While the Army Reserve met its May 2013 goals, it remains 1,662 accessions short of its fiscal goal.
Army National Guard — 34,034 accessions, with a goal of 33,266; 102 percent
Army Reserve — 17,815 accessions, with a goal of 19,477; 91 percent
Navy Reserve — 3,594 accessions, with a goal of 3,594; 100 percent
Marine Corps Reserve — 5,804 accessions, with a goal of 5,766; 101 percent
Air National Guard — 6,732 accessions, with a goal of 6,732; 100 percent
Air Force Reserve — 4,856 accessions, with a goal of 4,439; 109 percent
Attrition— All reserve components have met their attrition goals. Current trends are expected to continue. (This indicator lags due to data availability.)
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