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DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through November 2012

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2013, through November.

Active Component.

            Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2013, through November.

  • Army – 11,685 accessions, with a goal of 11,550; 101 percent
  • Navy – 5,299 accessions, with a goal of 5,299; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps – 4,293 accessions, with a goal of 4,307; 100 percent
  • Air Force – 4,452 accessions, with a goal of 4,452; 100 percent

Retention.  The Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps exhibited strong retention numbers for the second month of fiscal 2013.  While the Navy exhibited strong retention numbers in the mid-career and career categories, the Navy’s achievement of 88 percent in the initial category is a result of the transition from a downsizing to a stabilizing posture.

Reserve Component.

Recruiting.  Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2013 recruiting goals.  The Army Reserve finished November 654 short of their goal.

  • Army National Guard – 8,453 accessions, with a goal of 7,146; 118 percent
  • Army Reserve – 4,013 accessions, with a goal of 4,667; 86 percent
  • Navy Reserve – 877 accessions, with a goal of 877; 100 percent
  • Marine Corps Reserve – 1,768 accessions, with a goal of 1,569; 113 percent
  • Air National Guard – 1,414 accessions, with a goal of 1,414; 100 percent
  • Air Force Reserve – 1,279 accessions, with a goal of 1,279; 100 percent

Attrition – All reserve components have met their fiscal-year-to-date attrition goals.  Current trends are expected to continue.  (This indicator lags by a month 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.

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At age 6, Susan was destined to be a journalist and photographer. In 1980, Susan founded Bainbridge News and The Bainbridge Chronicle Newspaper. Bainbridge News specializes in Military and National Politics, including Military Funerals and Burials and Political Funerals and Burials. Susan has covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill. She has covered every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Recognized for her versatility, Susan has also covered finance, crime, civil rights events, marches, sports, musical events and more. In 1990, she established Bainbridge Photography, an On-Location photography company. In addition to military and political events, including Military and Political funerals and burials, Bainbridge Photography expanded into covering ALL funerals and burials, receptions, weddings, real estate, inventory, insurance, portrait, head shot, pets, fire and Hazmat. Miss Bainbridge believes in going the extra mile. "My Clients always come first." In 1980, Susan began her career in Washington, D.C., working for WMZQ Radio as a reporter and guest hostess from 1980 to 1985. Intrigued by radio, Susan wanted to write, freelancing for radio, television and print newspapers, including AP, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Northern Virginia Sun, The Press-Republicanand The Bainbridge Chronicle (established by Susan Bainbridge). In 1986, Susan worked at WDCA-TV Channel 20 as a guest hostess for "Eye On Washington." From 1990 to 1994, Susan reported and anchored for "The Arlington Weekly News." Additionally, she produced a segment for the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. A prolific writer, while in high school in 1977, Bainbridge wrote an episode for NBC's "Little House on The Prairie" entitled "Laura's Best Friend." Though the show's producers did not use the script then, NBC producers encouraged Susan to pursue a writing and journalism career. Susan is a member of the National Press Club, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susan Bainbridge's recognitions include from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the late actor Lorne Greene, among many others. BAINBRIDGE NEWS was founded in 1980 by Susan Bainbridge (a sixth generation writer), a third generation journalist, a first generation photographer and a fourth generation entrepreneur. She is the first generation to establish a news business. Bainbridge News is dedicated in honor of Miss Bainbridge's late grandfather and idol, Mark S. Watson (The Baltimore Sun editor and war correspondent from 1920 to his death in 1966).

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