New England Recruiting Battalion


Dear Soldier and Family Members:

Congratulations on your assignment to the New England Recruiting Battalion, one of eight Battalions in the 1st US Army Recruiting Brigade.

Our Battalion encompasses the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Eastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  Headquartered at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, the Battalion is comprised of six companies and 28 Recruiting Centers, stretching from the coast of Rhode Island to the Canadian border.  Fort Meade, Maryland is the Army installation providing military pay services to the Battalion.  The Human Resources Center of Excellence in Fort Knox, KY provides personnel service.  Area military installations that provide medical and other limited support services are: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine; Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts; and the Naval Education Center in Newport, Rhode Island.

New England is a vacationer and sportsman’s paradise.  The numerous lakes and beaches provide excellent fishing, boating, and swimming.  Mountain areas offer an abundance of hiking, biking, and skiing trails and superb opportunities for camping and hunting.  Rich with history, the area provides many educational opportunities for the whole Family.

You may contact the Personnel Human Resources Assistant, or Adjutant at (207) 438-8598.  They will provide you with your sponsor’s information and your pinpoint assignment to your place of duty.   It is imperative you understand pinpoint assignments are not guaranteed until you in-process.  Consequently, no inbound Soldier is authorized to purchase a home or sign a lease prior to in-processing.

Your sponsor will assist you with questions concerning transportation, medical care, or other concerns prior to your arrival.  Please ensure you stay in contact with your sponsor and notify them of any special circumstances such as a Family Member enrolled in Exceptional Family Member Program, a Spouse enrolled in college, etc., prior to your arrival.

Again, congratulations on your assignment to the Battalion.  We look forward to meeting you and having you as a member of our team.


Welcome to the Team!



    NATASHA S. CLARKE                                                                   NICHOLAS R. FREGEAU                                                  
    LTC, LG                                                                                          CSM, USA
    Commanding                                                                                  Command Sergeant Major 

 Relocation Information                                                                                                                             


Arriving Soldiers

While PCS travel always has many surprises, knowing more about the area and the people you'll be working with can really help. This site is designed to help you familiarize yourself with your new community and enable you to contact your commander and 1st Sergeant.

Find out everything you need before you move...

Call the Army OneSource toll free at (800) 464-8107 24x7 for your free relocation report compliments of US Army Recruiting for soldiers assigned to recruiting duty.

  • Cost of living for city and state to which you are relocating and how it compares with the cost of living where you presently reside
  • Crime statistics
  • Profiles for types of schools
  • Location of churches, synagogues and mosques
  • Historical weather conditions
  • Vehicle registration policies and procedures

Try the Defense Manpower Data Center's SITES

Consumer Complaints

Military Spouse Employment Resource

USAREC Soldier & Family Assistance Web Site

 In-Processing Checklist                                                                                                                           


It is extremely important you have all of the required documents at the time of your in-processing. This is a large battalion. You may have a long drive back to your pinpoint assignment if you forget any of these documents. In-processing must be completed on the day you arrive at the battalion.

Click here to view the In-Processing Checklist.

 Family Services                                                                                                                                        


If you are moving here from a previous recruiting assignment, you are already used to the unique Army Recruiting lifestyle.  If you are new to recruiting, you may find this Army assignment somewhat different than your previous assignments, and we hope you will easily transition and enjoy your time in New England.

Think of this office as your partial Army Community Services plus Tricare assistance. We support Army recruiters and their families in Maine, New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Anne Pokras at (207) 438-8514 or by email.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

Soldier Family Assistance Program Manager
(207) 438-8514 / Fax: (207) 438-8596

Family Advocacy Coordinator at 1st BDE

Soldier and Family Assistance at Battalion can provide limited FAP assistance. 

We have a closed Facebook group for families and soldiers. Join the group here.

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