Navy Recruiting Facts and Statistics

 


Headquartered in Millington, Tenn., NRC is located just north of Memphis on board Naval Support Activity Mid-South. Nationwide, Navy Recruiting covers the entire United States with twenty-six (26) Navy Recruiting Districts (NRDs) commanded by two (2) Navy Recruiting Regions. Today, nearly 6,000 active and reserve military, civilian and contract employees make up the command. Of those, more than 4,500 active and reserve officer and enlisted Sailors man more than 1,400 recruiting stations and centers throughout the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, and Europe. You can see how widely dispersed Navy recruiting really is across the United States, and for most areas of the country, Navy recruiters are the only visible face of the Navy.

The number of active and reserve enlisted and officer production recruiters currently totals 4,388. This is the average daily number of field recruiters across the United States. Working out of their individual Navy Recruiting Station (NRS), these recruiters call on approximately 25,782 public and 6,177 private high schools nationwide. Additionally, they access more than 2,750 two-year colleges and 2,490 four-year colleges. Approximately 150 NROTC units are located on U.S. college campuses.

Navy Recruiting Command’s main objectives: First, increase the quality of the total force by aggressively seeking qualified Sailors in 72 total ratings in the active and reserve, with emphasis being placed on specific areas: Officer and Enlisted diversity, Medical officers, Chaplains, SEALs, Navy Special Warfare, Navy Special Operations, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Diver, Hospital Corpsmen and Reserves. Second, in order to smooth the flow of recruits into boot camp, NRC maintains a healthy pool of young men and women in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP). Management and mentorship of the applicants in DEP is critical. Third, NRC continues to provide needed support to our great nation and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) demands by meeting the mission requirements for the other ratings that support NSW/NSO missions.

Even though the active enlisted mission is the largest mission number overall, the active enlisted goal is not the only goal NRC must reach. Reserve enlisted, as well as active and reserve officer missions, each present a different challenge.

 

 

FY17

 

AC enlisted - 35,200
RC enlisted - 6,773
AC officer - 2,174
RC officer - 1,399
Total goal =45,546

 

 

FY16

 

AC enlisted - 30,986
RC enlisted - 7,146
AC officer - 2,124
RC officer - 1,200
Total goal =41,456

 

FY15

 

AC enlisted - 34,990
RC enlisted - 5,293
AC officer - 2,072
RC officer - 1,325
Total goal =43,680

 

FY14

 

AC enlisted - 33,740
RC enlisted - 3,853
AC officer - 1,449
RC officer - 1,275
Total goal = 40,317

FY13

 

AC enlisted - 40,681
RC enlisted - 5,504
AC officer - 2,049
RC officer - 1,850
Total goal = 50,084

FY12

 

AC enlisted - 36,275
RC enlisted - 8,255
AC officer - 1,854
RC officer - 1,833
Total goal = 48,217

FY11

 

AC enlisted - 33,400
RC enlisted - 8,679
AC officer - 2,180
RC officer - 1,809
Total goal = 46,068

FY10

 

Active duty enlisted - 34,140
Attained - 34,180 (100%+)
Reserve enlisted - 6,654
Attained - 6,669 (100%+)
Active duty officer - 2,403
Reserve officer - 1,600
Total goal = 44,797

FY09

 

Active duty enlisted - 35,500
mkAttained - 35,527 (100%+)Res. enlisted - 7,743
Attained - 7,793 (100%+)
Active duty officer - 2,202
Reserve officer - 1,198
Total goal = 46,819

FY08

 

Active duty enlisted - 38,419
Attained - 38,485 (100%+)
Reserve enlisted - 9,122
Attained - 9,134 (100%+)
Active Duty officer - 1,962
Reserve officer - 1,200
Total goal = 50,703

FY07

 

Active duty enlisted - 37,000
Attained - 37,361 (100%+)
Reserve enlisted - 10,602
Attained - 10,627 (100%+)
AC officer - 1571
RC officer - 2011
Total goal = 51,184

FY06

 

Active duty enlisted - 36,656
Attained - 36, 679 (100%+)
Reserve enlisted - 11,180
Attained - 9,722 (87%)

     

 

 

 

Navy Recruiting Enlisted Active Goal/Accessions

 

Navy Recruiting Enlisted Reserve Goal/Accessions

 

Fiscal Year

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1992

1991

1990

1989

1988

1987

1986

1985

1984

1983

1982

1981

1980

Goal

35,200

30,986

34,990

33,740

40,112

36,275

33,400

34,140

35,500

38,419

37,000

36,656

37,635

39,700

41,359

46,150

53,520

55,000

52,524

55,321

50,135

48,206

48,637

53,892

63,073

58,203

68,311

72,836

95,186

93,939

92,909

94,878

87,593

82,907

82,790

92,784

104,312

97,678

Accessions

-

30,986

35,004

33,765

40,112

36,329

33,444

34,180

35,527

38,485

37,361

36,679

37,704

39,868

41,376

46,155

53,690

55,147

52,595

48,429

50,135

48,206

48,637

53,892

63,073

58,203

68,311

72,846

95,186

93,939

92,909

94,878

87,593

82,907

82,790

92,784

104,312

97,678

End Strength

-

323,792

325,000

325,000

323,051

324,209

325,123

329,629

330,621

332,436

338,735

349,788

365,900

373,800

382,235

385,051

377,810

373,193

373,046

382,338

395,564

416,735

434,617

468,662

509,950

541,886

570,262

579,417

592,652

592,570

586,842

581,119

570,705

564,638

557,573

552,996

540,219

527,153

 

Fiscal Year

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Goal

6,773

7,146

5,293

3,853

5,188

8,046

8,041

6,482

7,309

9,802

11,337

11,594

12,261

10,101

13,589

15,000

15,250

14,164

15,859

Accessions

-

7,146

5,360

3,987

5,584

8,269

8,367

6,669

7,751

9,801

11,340

10,374

10,528

11,246

13,388

15,355

15,342

14,906

15,626

 

 

 

 

Who We Recruit

Navy Recruiting is responsible for recruiting young men and women into the Active Duty and Naval Reserve enlisted force. We also recruit for Officer Candidate School, Officer Indoctrination School and process applications for Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Navy Recruiting does not recruit candidates for the Naval Academy.

 

NSW/NSO

Special emphasis is placed on specific NSW/NSO programs: SEALs, Navy Special Warfare, Navy Special Operations, Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Diver, Hospital Corpsmen and Reserves.

 

Diversity

Diversity is a strategic imperative for the United States Navy. Navy leadership has clearly articulated their commitment to a diverse Navy. Improving diversity within the Navy is not only the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do. Increasing the number of minority officers and the quality of minority Sailors in the Navy are critical elements for ensuring the productivity, growth, and success of this institution that we serve. Greater diversity enhances the Navy’s flexibility and expands our collective problem-solving capabilities. We defend the greatest nation in the world. The strength of our diversity directly and irrefutably helps us do so. The Navy will stay committed to improving that strength.

 

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Quick Notes

The Navy is constantly seeking to enlist the best and brightest young men and women to succeed in today’s high-tech Navy environment.
High school graduates have shown by their performance their success in establishing and achieving an academic goal, and are more likely to succeed in Navy programs where strong emphasis is put on individual educational development.

The Navy offers world travel and the long tradition of "Navy camaraderie" - forging strong friendships with "shipmates." World-class Navy training and education gives Sailors highly marketable skills and puts them on the fast track to a bright future.


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