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US Army Recruiting Command

The United States Army Recruiting Command recruits Soldiers, both officers and enlisted, to meet the needs of an expeditionary Army, begins the transformation from civilian to Soldier, acts as the Army's liaison with the American people, and does all with integrity and a professionalism that clearly demonstrates the warrior ethos and Army values. Recruiting Command remains relevant and ready to provide the strength for The Army, today and into the future.

Bringing quality young men and women into the Army - people who will complete their tours of duty and make a contribution to the Nation's defense - is the objective of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command as it goes about the mission of "Providing the Strength" for America's Army.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is responsible for manning both the Active Army and the U.S. Army Reserve [but not the Army National Guard], ensuring security and readiness for our Nation. Recruiting operations are conducted throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and at U.S. facilities in Germany and Asia.

The USAREC headquarters, located at Fort Knox, Ky., provides the command, control and staff support to the recruiting force. More than 400 officers, enlisted members and civilian employees work in diverse areas such as personnel, administration, resource management, safety, market research and analysis, public relations and recruiting operations. The command has its own inspector general, staff judge advocate and headquarters company.

USAREC's subordinate structure includes five recruiting brigades. The lst Recruiting Brigade is headquartered at Fort Meade, Md. The 2nd Recruiting Brigade is at Fort Gillem, Ga. The 3rd Recruiting Brigade headquarters is collocated with USAREC Headquarters at Fort Knox. The 5th Recruiting Brigade is at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The 6th Recruiting Brigade is located in North Las Vegas, Nev.

Each brigade commands up to nine recruiting battalions and an Army Medical Department Detachment (AMEDD) within its geographic area, for a total of 41 battalions and five medical recruiting detachments. Each battalion commands the recruiting companies in its area. Two hundred forty-two companies provide the tactical control of the recruiting stations.

There are more than 7,300 soldier and civilian recruiters working out of more than 1,600 recruiting stations across America and overseas. All have records of proven ability and potential, and each represents the finest traditions of the Army and military service.

Army recruiters must be knowledgeable in Army opportunities and the enlistment process before they are assigned to a recruiting station. The Recruiting and Retention School, located at Fort Jackson, S.C., provides soldiers the institutional training necessary to become successful recruiters. The recruiters' skills continue to be developed in unit training programs that begin as soon as recruiters arrive in their recruiting areas.

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