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Soldier and Family Assistance Program Manager
US Army Recruiting Battalion
1919 Smith St, Suite 1529
Houston, TX 77002
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource provide important information to help make moving easier. For many newcomers, a sponsor can help add that personal touch.
A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request one through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.
To help prepare sponsors for success, the Sponsorship Program provides training and access to important information and resources that can help newcomers master their move. The Sponsorship Program helps sponsors fulfill their responsibilities, which may include:
Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance. Make sure to check with your service branch for sponsor training requirements.
Overall, the Sponsorship Program aims to:
For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation Military and Family Support Center.
Sponsorship is also available for youth. Installation youth sponsorship programs help military-connected youth make a successful transition to a new community. Primarily directed to preteen and teenaged youth, installation youth programs/centers provide information and materials on programs and services available at their new location. Where available, youth can exchange emails, talk on the phone or chat online with other youth. The youth program staff at your new installation can offer more information on installation youth sponsorship programs.
You can also contact your installation School Liaison Program office for information about school-based youth sponsorship programs such as Anchored4Life and Student2Student. These peer-to-peer programs help your student adjust to and navigate their new school.
If your child would like to become a youth sponsor, contact your installation School Liaison Program or youth program/center.
You will be given your battalion pinpoint assignment while you are in the Army Recruiting School (except OCONUS). You will receive your Sponsor upon assignment notification. Shortly thereafter, you will receive a letter/email sent to you from the Battalion S-1 as well as a message through Army ACT Portal. This letter will include the name and contact information for your sponsor, who will contact you within five business days. Ensure the 5434 is filled out properly with good contact information so the Sponsor can reach you.
It is highly recommended that you do not make housing arrangements until you arrive. Houston is a complex area and the operational area we are located in is geographically dispersed. Your quality of life will be influenced greatly by your commute time. Traffic in the Houston area can cause longer than normal commute times, so it is best to ensure that you find housing within a reasonable commuting distance of your station.