The United States Army Recruiting Command and its Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Contractors are the Army's trusted Ambassadors to the American people, as we "Provide the Strength" from the 1600 plus recruiting stations nationwide and overseas.
Recruiting is one of the most critical jobs in the Army and it's an extremely important mission. USAREC is a geographically dispersed unit, located throughout the 48 continental states, Hawaii, Alaska, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Europe, Guam, Saipan, Japan and Korea.
Due to the geographical disbursement of the units within USAREC, Soldiers and Family members may find themselves living many miles from a military installation. For some, transitioning into a "civilian" community environment can be difficult.
USAREC stands proud knowing we have Soldiers and Families like you who are up for a challenge. Ensuring the quality of life for our Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and Contractors is as important as the annual mission. Taking care of each other only makes us stronger. As a team --- with Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and Contractor's hand-in-hand --- we will strive daily to achieve success. We pledge to give you all we have to ensure your time in USAREC is nothing short of rewarding.
Welcome to Albany Recruiting Battalion
This site will provide general information about Albany Recruiting Battalion and your new area of assignment.Since you'll live and work in a civilian community remote from a military installation, it's very important that you become familiar with battalion organization and the programs designed to help you and your Military Family. This site is the first step in an ongoing process to keep you informed.
The Albany Recruiting Battalion is located in Watervliet, NY on the Watervliet Arsenal.
We now oversee a total of 53 counties in four states and cover the European continent. There are almost 11 million people living within our stateside boundaries. They inhabit hundreds of small and mid-sized towns, and urban areas like Albany NY, Burlington VT, Hartford CT, New Haven CT and Springfield MA. They also live in sparsely populated rural areas, primarily in northern New York and throughout Vermont.
Geographically, the Albany Recruiting Battalion is the largest Recruiting Battalion in USAREC. Our area of operation includes the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, the entire European Continent, North Africa and the Middle East.
These are the major installations in our footprint: