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MONDAY. JANUARY 10,1977 NO 4/77

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

The Minister for Defence, Mr D.J. Killen, said today that the strength of the Permanent Defence Force at the end of November was 68,718. The strengths of each Service were - Navy 16,094; Army 31,383: and Air Force 21,241.

The Permanent Defence Force

Mr Killen said that enlistments for the month of November totalled 508. Total enlistments for the six months ending November 1976 were 3859 compared with 3181 for the same period·last year.

Of the 508 enlistments there were 361 male general enlistments and 122 female enlistments.

Mr Killen added that the intakes planned for January, which include intakes to colleges for service officer training and apprentice training establishments, will bring the Defence Force strength to its manpower ceiling.

Mr Killen was pleased to see that in November there were again, few male officer resignations. Of the 26 male officers who resigned in November, 16 had completed suf­ ficient years of service to qualify for a pension.

Of the 499 male other ranks who completed their engagement in November 4u0 , or 80*2 per cent, chose to re-engage for a further term.

The Reserve Forces

At the end of November the number of Reserves with training obligations totalled 22,335.

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Further enquiries: Barry Custance (office hours) 65 2999

(after hours) 81 0424

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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 1976.

TABLE NO. 1 ϊ MANPOWER STRENGTHS

NAVY ARMY AIR TOTAL

PERMANENT FORCE

Actual Strength (a)

End November 1976 16,094 31,383 21,241 68,718

End October 197b 1b, 116 31,347 21,228 66,691

Change during Nov 1976 -22 +36 +13 +2?

Target Strength 30 June 1977 (b) 16,215 31,800 21,651 69,6b6

(a) Includes all permanent members of the Australian Defence Force, including members of the Australian Defence Force serving with the PNG Defence Force which total 78 Navy, 420 Army, 35 Air. Citizen Forces and Reserves on full time duty are' included. Illegal

absentees are excluded.

(b) Target strengths are those provided for in the Budget of the Australian Government. ■ 1

TABLE NO,, 2 : COMPOSITION OF PERMANENT DEFENCE FORCE (a';

END NOVEMBER, 1976. .

NAVY ARMY AIR TOTAL

MALES

Officers 1,777 4,013 3,342 9,132

Other Ranks 12,064 24,433 16,313 52,810

Cadets 305 496 259 1,060

Apprentices 346 791 183 1,320

Junior Recruits 725 725

Total Males 15,217 29,733 20,097 65,047

FEMALES ' ■ ■

Officers 54 . 168 137 359

Other Ranks (b) 823 1,482 1,007 3,312

Total Females 877 1,650 1,144 3,671

TOTAL PERMANENT FORCE 16,094 31,383 21,241 68,713

(a) Details for previous months are provided in Table No 3. Citizen Forces and Reserves on full time duty are included in the appropriate personnel category.

(b) Female Officer Cadets are included with Other Ranks.

TABLE NO. 3 : COMPOSITION OF PERMANENT DEFENCE FORCE (a)

ENDNo v 76 END 0ct76 END Sep76 END Aug76 ENlflov75

iAVT

Male - Officers 1,777 1,779 c 1,778 1,781 1,767

Sailors 12,064 12,079 12,026 12,096 12,195

Cadets 305 308 c 315 298 239

Apprentices 346 350 352 379 341

Junior Recruits 725 732 692 703 722

Total 15,217 15,248 15,163 15,257 15,264

Female - Officers 54 54 53 - 53 54

VRANS (b) 823 814 808 800 772

Total 877 868 861 853 826

TOTAL NAVT 16,094 16,116 16,024 16,110 16,090

iLRMY

Male - Officers 4,013 4,018 3,979 3,987 3,976

Other Ranks 24,433 24,427 24,485 24,490 *24,369

Cadets 496 502 512 524 488

Apprentices 791 795 798 803. 751

Total 29,733 29,742 29,774 29,804 29,584

Female - Officers 168 168 170 168 142

Other Ranks (b) 1,482 1,437 1,454 1,407 1,440

Total 1,650 1,605 1,624 1,575 1,582

TOTAL ARMY 31,383 31,347 31,398 31,379 . 31,166

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Male - Officers 3,342 3,341 3,347 3,346 3,274

Airmen 16,313 16,270 16,198 16,190 16,508

Cadets 259 261 258 276 ' 277

Apprentices 183 221 293 299 173

Total 20,097 20,093 20,096 20,111 20,232

Female - Officers 137 136 134 133 124

Airwomen 1,007 999 1,012 997 976

(b) 1

Total 1,144 1,135 1,146 1,130 1,100

TOTAL AIR 21,241 21,228 21,242 21,241. 21,332

(a) Citizen Forces and Reserves on full time duty are included in the appropriate personnel category. (b) Female Officer Cadets are included in Other Ranks. *

(c) Corrected figure.

TABLE NO. 4 ; ENLISTMENTS DURING THE MONTH OF November 1976 (a)

NAVY ARMY AIR TOTAL

LES

General Enlistment (b)

Officers _

70 196 95 361

Direct Entry Officers

Undergraduate Entries

2 4 15 21

Officer Cadets (c)

Defence Forces College/Academy 1 1

Other Officer Trainees -

Other Categories .

Apprentices

Navy Junior Recruits

Citizen Forces and Reserves on full time duty: Officers 2 ■ 2

v Other Ranks

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1 1

MALES

Direct Entry Officers 1 4 5

Other Ranks 24 63 30 117

Citizen Forces and Reserves on full time duty: Officers

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Other Ranks

TAL ENLISTMENTS (d) 100 264 144 503

(a) Enlistments refer to personnel actually taken on strength during the month. Extensions of short service commissions, re-engagemen i and movements between categories are excluded. (b) Includes Adult Recruits (Navy), Male Other Ranks (Army), Male

Airmen (Air). Details of general enlistments for previous period are provided in Table No. 6» (c) Excludes Cadets entering from within the Service. (d) Details of total enlistments for previous periods are provided in

Table No. 5. In addition 18 Navy, 2 Army, 7 Air '

personnel were taken back on strength during the month»

TABLE NO. 5 : TOTAL ENLISTMENTS (a)

PERIOD NAVY ' ARMY AIR TOTAL

larter ending -

September 1974 393

o cy no 321 2,034

September 1975 505 1,052 372 1,929

December 1975 273 473 184 930

March 1976 745 1,607 710 3,062

June 1976 435 1,091 590 2,116

September 1976 546 1,029 433 2,008

>nth of -August 1976 97 354 165 616

September 1976 69 373 152 594

October 1976 271 229 124 624

November 1976 100 264 144 508

(a) Enlistments refer to personnel actually taken on strength during the month, Illegal absentees taken back on strength, extensions of short service commissions, re-engagements and movements between categories are excluded.

TABLE NO, 6 $ MALE GENERAL ENLISTMENTS (a)

PERIOD NAVY ARMY AIR TOTAL

larter ending -

September . 1974 107 1,097 208 1,412

September 1975 134 886 244 1,264

December 1975 92 416 146 654

March ' 1976 174 1,081 293 1,548

June 1976 149 999 374 1,522

September 1976 224 832 319 1,37-5

inth of -August 1976 71 301 112 484 . -

September 1976 51 301 105 457 ' . .

October 1976 70 226 107 403

November 1976 70 196 95 361

(a) Enlistments refer to personnel actually taken on strength during the month. Illegal absentees taken back on strength, - re-engagements and movements between categories are excluded.

TABLE NO ο 7 : WASTAGE DURING THE MONTH OF November 1976. (a)

HLES

Officers - Age Retirement

Resignation (Early Retirement with Pension) (b)

Other Resignation

Completion of Short Service Commission (c)

Other (d)

Total

Other Ranks - Age Retirement

Own Request (Early Retirement with Pension) (e)

Other Own Request

Completion of Engagement (c)

Other (d)

' ■ Total

Cadets - Total ,

■EMALES

Officers - Total

Other Ranks - Total

OTAL PERMANENT FORCES

NAVY ARMY AIR TOT A'

1 2 3

. 3 7 6 16

2 . 2 6 10

2 2

6 11 14 31

" 3 3 6

8 22 18 48

42 25 20 87

17 47 35 90

44 99 20 1b3

111 196 96 40;

4 4 3 11

1 . 3 4

19 18 22 ■ 5'J

140 230 138 504:

(a) Wastage comprises all service personnel who were taken off strength during the month. Movements of personnel between - categories are not included, (b) These resignations include personnel who, although below the

retirement age for rank, qualify for benefits under the DFR&DB Scheme® (c) Includes Citizen Forces and Reserves on full.time duty complei; engagement® .

(d) O t h e r 1 refers to all other wastage e,g. medical reasons, deal:, illegally absent, unlikely to reach required standard, (e) Includes all personnel who request discharge and are eligible for benefits under the DFR&DB Scheme®

TABLE NO. 8 i MALE OTHER RANKS RE-ENGAGEMENT RATES (a)

(Percentage)

PERIOD . NAVY ARM! " " AIR

Quarter ending -September 1974 64.5 71.8 78.3

September 1975 74.7 75.3 85.3

December 1975 61.3 73.7 82.4

March 1976 68.6 71.3 77.9

June . 1976 58.9. 70.8 79.0

September 1976 62.3 73.3 80.3

Month of —

August 1976 59.5 67.9- . 84.5

September 1976 38.1 77.4 78.0

October 1976 48.0 75.8 82.0

November 1976 68.5 82 .9 (b) 79.4

Pe-engagement rates are calculated as the percentage of Other Ranks whose term of engagement was due to.be completed in the period and who re-engaged for a further term. Citizen Forces and Reserves on full time duty are excluded. . . . . -

The increase in the Army re-engagement rate results from improved base data from which the rate is calculated, rather than any significant increase in the actual re-engagement rate. Revised re-engagement rates for previous months of this financial year can be made available on request. " ;

- TAPIR NO. 9: . ' TABLE NO.10:

MALE OFFICER RESIGNATIONS FROM MALE OFFICER RESIGNATIONS BY RANK PERMANENT DEFENCE FORCE (a) FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED November T976 (a)

PERIOD NAVY ARMY AIR

arter ending —

ptember 1974 21 69 71

ptember 1975 . . 23 59 62

member 1975 24 55 . 54

rch 1976 39 59 80

le 1976 13 55 58

ptember 1976 22 39 60

nth of -;ust 1976 4 8 13

ptember 1976 9 10 16

fcober 1976 6 8 10

member 1976 5 9 12

RANK | NAVY I ARMY

CMDR & above 7 9

LCDR 13 3

LEUT & below 12 8

Total 32 20

Lt Col & above 9

Major 13

Captain 17 7 1

Lt & below 6 4

Total ~45~ 27 1

: Vg Cdr & above

Sqn Ldr

Fit Lt

Fig Off & below ■

Total

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(a) Consists of Resignation (Early Retirement with Pension) and Other Resignations as shown in Table No.7. Resignations of Cadets are not included in the figures. ' . :'····’ ■-· · . .· .

DEFENCE RESERVE STRENGTHS

TABLE NO 11 ; RESERVE COMPONENTS WITH TRAINING OBLIGATIONS

. e n d November 1976.______

iAVY OFFICERS OTHER RANKS TOTAL

Naval Emergency Reserve Forces (RANER) 6 156 162

Citizen Naval Forces -

Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR)

. Attached to Reserve Training 253 535 788

Establishment

. Mercantile Marine 46 46

TOTAL .

305 691 • 996

VRMY · ■

Australian Regular Army Reserve (ARAER) 257 257

Citizen Military Forces (a) (CMF). 3.419 17.194 20'. 613

TOTAL 3,419 17,451 20,870

XTR FORCE

Air Force Emergency Force (*AFEF) 17 17

Active Citizen Air Force (CAF) 94 358 452

TOTAL 111 358 469

l/GTAL RESERVES WITH TRAINING OBLIGATIONS 3,835 18,500 22,335

(a) Includes non-effectives: a .fj

TABLE NO .12 : RESERVE COMPONENTS WITHOUT TRAINING OBLIGATIONS

. e n d November 1976.

IAVY

Citizen Naval Forces -Royal Australian Naval Emergency List (RANEM)

Royal Australian Fleet Reserve (RAFR)

Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR) .

. Unattached

Women's Royal Australian Naval Service Reserve (WRANSR) -

TOTAL

URMY

Reserve Citizen Military Forces (RCMF)

Australian Regular- Army Reserve (ARAR)

TOTAL ‘

H R FORCE

Citizen Air Force General Reserve

TOTAL RESERVES WITHOUT TRAINING OBLIGATIONS

OFFICERS, OTHER RANKS TOY

628

2,129

628

2,129

553 116 669

26 289 315

1,207 2,534 3,741 .

2,415 540 5,530

2,415 6,070

2,955 5,530 8,485

2.062 3.994 6,056

6,224 12,058 18,282