Don't tell me Americans aren't patriotic...because I know we are...month after month, the proof is right here...with the next group of volunteers to take the fight to our enemies... YEAH, BABY...LET'S HERE IT FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS! ! !
This is for the month of Oct 2006
12,957 went Active Duty (full time)
+ 10,299 went Reserve or Guard (part time)
23,256 patriotic men AND women joined the Military Services in October alone ! ! !
DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for October
The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of October.
? Active duty recruiting. All services met or exceeded their recruiting goals in October.
? Active duty retention. Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force exceeded October retention missions. The Navy retention goals are in the process of being set.
? Reserve forces recruiting. Four of six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals for October 2006.
Army National Guard
Marine Corps Reserve
Air National Guard
Air Force Reserve
? Reserve forces retention. For October, Army National Guard retention was 143 percent of the cumulative goal of 2,107, and Air National Guard retention was 106 percent of its cumulative goal of 837. Both the Army and Air Guard are currently at 99 percent of their end strength. Losses in all reserve components for September are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into October.
To view a fact sheet on who is volunteering for the military, click here.
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) 784-9455 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 (404) 464-8490; Air Force Reserve (703) 697-1761; Navy Reserve (504) 678-1240; and Marine Corps Reserve (504) 678-6535.