Marine Corps Rebounds From Poor 1999 Officer Retention Rates

By Thomas Duffy / January 17, 2001 at 5:00 AM
After seeing its officer attrition rates reach 10.1 percent during fiscal year 1999, the Marine Corps is reporting the figure has dropped a full percentage point in FY-00 and that the service exceeded its congressionally authorized end strength of 17,888 officers by 50. In a message sent yesterday to all service commands, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones said attrition rates for all grades of officers except one -- lieutenant colonel -- decreased during FY-00 compared to FY-99. "Reports that...

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