Welcome to the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion

Mission Statement

The Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion recruits and enlists America’s best volunteers to build the Nation’s Army by developing professional Soldiers and adaptive leaders capable of performing in a complex operating environment, while taking care of Soldiers, Civilians, and their Family members.



Vision Statement:

The Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion is a committed team of proud professionals collectively ensuring the future of our Army and our Nation by recruiting the most qualified  and diverse volunteers. This is done while operating in a complex environment by a dispersed force requiring the exercise of disciplined initiative at the lowest levels to apply the proper tactics, techniques, and procedures to penetrate, seize, and exploit the objective. We will set the conditions for the success of our team in this environment through training and accountability, expanding our Army’s image and relationships with our local communities, and continuing to inspire those who seek to join and serve with us.


Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion
Bldg 54 M. Avenue  Suite 11
New Cumberland, PA 17070

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Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion Webmaster

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

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

Welcome to the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion

     Welcome to the United States Army Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion.  The “Cold Steel” battalion is a proud organization dedicated to supporting the important mission of recruiting for “America’s Army.”  Your assignment as a recruiter in the great state of Pennsylvania will be an extremely challenging and rewarding experience for you, both professionally and personally.

       In order to assist you in settling into your new duty assignment with us, a Soldier from your individual recruiting station will be appointed as your sponsor.   You will be receiving a welcome letter in the near future, which will provide you with information about your duty assignment and the local community.  Please contact the S-1 section at 717-614-2198 to confirm the location of your recruiting station.

      We are personally interested in ensuring you have a smooth transition into your new duty assignment.  If you don't hear from your sponsor within the next few weeks, please contact the Commander , the Command Sergeant Major, or the Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager, by writing to United States Army Recruiting Battalion-Harrisburg, Bldg. 54, M Ave, Suite 11, New Cumberland PA., 17070 or by calling  (717) 614-2203.

           We look forward to your arrival.  Once again, we wish you a most sincere welcome to the “Cold Steel" battalion.

Joseph Alu, a student at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania, practices applying a tourniquet on fellow student Evangelia Barakos during
Army recruiter partners with high schools to provide medical training, discuss opportunities
By Sarah Zaler, Harrisburg U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs Specialist | Feb. 2, 2023
Normally if you hear, “is anyone here a medic?” it’s because someone needs medical attention. That wasn’t the case, though, when Rick Guinan visited an Army recruiting office one summer day and asked that very question.

Students attending the Company Executive Officer Course work on a classroom assignment at U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Recruiting and Retention College.
New company XO course graduates first students
By Jason Schaap | Dec. 1, 2020
A new way for getting the X's and O's to the new XOs has begun. The U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Recruiting and Retention College here sent its first Company Executive Officer Course graduates back to the recruiting field in November, with the next batch of XO students slated for early December.

Warrant Officer Candidate Shanee Bowman stands with two of her classmates from the Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 20-09.
Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion soldier takes new career step as a warrant officer
By Sarah Zaler | May 8, 2020
Before her assignment with the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Staff Sgt. Shanee Bowman never gave much consideration to becoming a warrant officer.

USAREC Recruiting Bell
USAREC providing assistance for Soldiers with deferred orders
By USAREC Public Affairs | Nov. 15, 2018
U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s personnel office is actively working to assist recruiters adversely impacted by a recent temporary deferment of orders.

Contact Us


U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Harrisburg
Bldg 54 M. Avenue Suite 11
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Battalion Headquarters

Command Group


RA Operations









Soldier and Family Assistance



Greensburg: 724-838-1901

Carlisle: 717-317-5456

Harrisburg: 717-317-5934

Clarion: 814-227-1270

Pittsburgh: 412-264-4430

State College: 814-238-8216

Lehigh Valley: 610-861-7419