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Military Leaders Say Fort Bragg Tops In Retention Rate

Posted July 1, 2005 7:49 a.m. EDT

— Fort Bragg reports good news in its fight to keep soldiers in uniform.

Commanders say the post leads the army in re-enlistments.

So far, Fort Bragg met 77 percent of its goal for new recruits also known as "initial term" soldiers, 87 percent for mid-career soldiers and 109 percent for career troops.

Officers say the key to the high retention rate is families. If families are happy, often more soldiers re-sign.