Albany Battalion Commander
Lt. Col. Michael Hutchinson

Albany Battalion Command Sgt. Maj.
Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle E. Matus

Welcome to the Albany Recruiting Battalion

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 European Continent, North Africa and the Middle East.

Mission Statement

The Albany "Eagles" Recruiting Battalion conducts decisive recruiting operations to inspire 2,015 of the highest qualified men and women in the northeastern United States and Europe to enlist in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves, enabling the Army to fight and win. 

Vision Statement

The US Army Albany Recruiting Battalion is a team of proud professionals where all team members understand the importance of sustaining The All-Volunteer Army for our Nation and are empowered and committed to doing their part to accomplish the recruiting mission. We will provide a positive recruiting experience to all personnel by taking care of Soldiers, civilians and families while maintaining the Public’s Trust. Our shared goals will inspire the highest qualified men and women to enlist into the Active Army and the US Army Reserve ensuring the security and readiness of our nation.


Family – Take care of your family.  I believe if you focus on this… your unit will be successful in accomplishing any mission.
Leadership – Set and enforce standards! Coach, teach, explain, and mentor Recruiters.
Inspire – Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in day out. Stay motivated and inspire others!!
Grow – Develop your self (military and civilian), provide new ideas and utilize resources – Give 100% everyday.
Have Fun – Ambiguous environment may challenge your character. Never do anything illegal, immoral or unethical. Improve everyday and Enjoy yourself!!
Teamwork – Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!  If we recruit as a team, the mission will take care of itself!!

Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
Albany Recruiting Battalion
Bldg 25, Rm 300
1 Buffington Street
Watervliet, NY 12189

Please forward any questions or comments to
Albany Recruiting Battalion Webmaster

If you are interested in joining the Army, call 1-800-USA-ARMY,
 ext. 181 or visit

If you are interested in the Army Reserve, call 1-800-USA-ARMY,
ext. 182 or visit