Marines Get 142% of Recruiting Goal

DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for May 2009

Active Component.

Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for May.

  • Army – 4,044 accessions with a goal of 3,900; 104 percent
  • Navy – 2,542 accessions with a goal of 2,542; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 2,146 accessions with a goal of 1,516; 142 percent
  • Air Force – 2,289 accessions with a goal of 2,279; 100 percent

Retention. Retention continues to be very strong as all four active component services met or exceeded their May retention goals. The Marine Corps has met its year-end first and subsequent goals and Army has met its year-end initial, mid-career and career goals.

Army National Guard, which is usually the tail-end Charlie in recruiting numbers, was only at 83%. The Marine Corps Reserves, meanwhile, had 212% of their goal.