Welcome to the New York City Recruiting Battalion


New York City Recruiting Battalion enlists talented and qualified volunteers from New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County, who are representative of the diversity that makes our nation great, while staying committed to our Soldiers, Civilians, and Families.


Recruiting is [like life] a TEAM Sport. All personnel assigned to the New York City Recruiting Battalion, should embody a team philosophy of:
T: Trust
E: Enthusiasm
A: Accountability and Authentic representation; and
M: be Mission Focus.


The Empire Battalion is recognized as the premier battalion in USAREC.  We get results and make mission by building rapport within the community through trust and authentic interaction. We recruit and enlist NYC, Long Island, and Westchester County’s best volunteers to enable the Army to win in a complex world.

Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
New York City Recruiting Battalion
BLDG 212 General Lee Avenue
Suite 101
Fort Hamilton, NY 11252-7000

Please forward any questions or comments to the New York City Recruiting Battalion Webmaster:

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram at:
http://www.facebook.com/ArmyNYC/ and @armyrecruitingNYC

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 New York City Recruiting Battalion!

On behalf of the Soldiers and Civilians of the New York City Recruiting Battalion, I want to welcome you to our organization. EMPIRE! The New York City Recruiting Battalion prides itself on having the finest noncommissioned officers in the Army.  Our most successful Recruiting NCOs are those who recognize and embrace the fact that they are Soldiers first who live the Army Values and embody the Soldiers Creed and Warrior Ethos.

Recognized as the best battalion in 1st Recruiting Brigade for FY18 and FY19, you are joining a winning team dedicated to the mission and taking care of families.  We stand as professional Soldiers and Civilians in America’s Army, the finest in the world. We stand proud as symbols of the Army’s strength. We share the Army Story with integrity. We embrace the challenges, rewards, and excitement that serving New York City and USAREC entails.

My unchanging priorities are: Recruiting Quality Future Soldiers; Building and Maintaining Sustainable Relationships within the NYC and Long Island Communities; and Professional Development of all members of Team Empire. These priorities form the foundation for all that we do, how we interact as a unit with one another, and how we interact with the local community that we are a part of.  You, like so many of the Soldiers on our team, will have the opportunity to have a tremendous impact within your area of responsibility, potentially on the lives of hundreds of people that you will encounter on your tour.

New York City and the surrounding areas are filled with great opportunities for Soldiers and Families. The area’s museums, restaurants, shops and vistas are second to none. While the mission is demanding you will still have an opportunity to truly enjoy the experience of New York.

We look forward to your arrival and integrating you onto the team.  If you have questions about your assignment that cannot be answered by your sponsor, please contact our Battalion S1 at 718-630-4313 who can direct you further. EMPIRE!


CSM LATOSHA RAVENELL                                                                            WHITNEY O. JENSEN
CSM, USA                                                                                                         LTC, MP
Battalion Command Sergeant Major                                                                 Battalion Commander



Contact Us


United States Army

New York City Recruiting Battalion 
BLDG 212 General Lee Avenue, Suite 101
Fort Hamilton, NY 11252-7000

Battalion Headquarters

Battalion Commander

Executive Officer

Battalion CSM

Command Group Secretary


Administrative Section S-1

Information Management S-6

Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager

Marketing S-2

Operations S-3

Supply S-4


Education Services Support

Advertising & Public Affairs