30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception)

The 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) is responsible for receiving, processing and preparing all Regular Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard personnel for Infantry One Station Unit Training.

The battalion begins the transformation of civilians to Infantry soldiers during four days of processing which includes medical and dental screening, haircuts, the issue of military clothing, the preparation and issue of identification cards and tags, physical fitness screening, complete pay and personnel inprocessing, orientation briefings and immunizations. The entire process is designed to prepare about 18,000 new soldiers each year to begin their Infantry training.

"Soldierization" begins at the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Drill sergeants and cadre assigned to the processing companies, instruct new soldiers on basic military subjects during waiting periods between processing stations, in the evening, and on weekends and holidays. Soldiers who are unable to meet required fitness standards are assigned to the battalion's Fitness Training Unit where they receive instruction on fitness related subjects and work at increasing their upper body strength and endurance prior to their assignment to a training company.

During the summer months, the battalion serves as host to reserve component reception battalions. They help the battalion process the increased number of receptees, and receive training and professional development for their own cadre.

There are more than 85 military and civilian personnel assigned to the battalion. The tenant activities (medical, dental, finance and Clothing Initial Issue Point) have more than 80 personnel assigned. All of these personnel are responsible for the mission of the battalion -- "Prepare the Soldier for Initial Infantry Training."

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