IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014


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

Active Component.

• Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2014. Each service also exceeded DoD’s quality benchmarks for new recruits.

• Army – 57,101 accessions, with a goal of 57,000; 100.2 percent.
• Navy – 33,765 accessions, with a goal of 33,740; 100 percent.
• Marine Corps – 26,018 accessions, with a goal of 26,000; 100.1 percent.
• Air Force – 24,070 accessions, with a goal of 24,068; 100 percent.

• Retention. All four services met their retention goals for fiscal 2014.

Reserve Component.

• Recruiting. Four of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal 2014 numerical accession goals. All six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.

• Army National Guard – 47,062 accessions, with a goal of 47,900; 98.3 percent.
• Army Reserve – 26,815 accessions, with a goal of 29,313; 91.5 percent.
• Navy Reserve – 3,987 accessions, with a goal of 3,853; 103 percent.
• Marine Corps Reserve – 8,333 accessions, with a goal of 8,333; 100.0 percent.
• Air National Guard – 10,011 accessions, with a goal of 9,154 ; 109.4 percent.
• Air Force Reserve – 6,952 accessions, with a goal of 4,875; 142.6 percent.

• Attrition – All reserve components have 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.